How long do side effects from EpiPen last?
EpiPen Auto-Injectors are used to treat severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). Seek emergency medical attention even after you use EpiPen to treat a severe allergic reaction. The effects may wear off after 10 or 20 minutes.
What happens if you take an EpiPen and you don’t need it?
An accidental intravenous injection (which is very rare and would be fairly difficult to do on accident), is especially dangerous and can lead to hypertension and/or heart problems.
What is difference between EpiPen and EpiPen Jr?
What is the difference between EpiPen® and EpiPen® Jr? A. EpiPen® and EpiPen® Jr are both adrenaline auto-injectors, and contain different doses of adrenaline. EpiPen® contains 0.3mg adrenaline and EpiPen® Jr contains 0.15mg adrenaline.
When should EpiPen Jr be used?
This medicine is used to treat severe allergic reactions called anaphylaxis (an uh ful LAK sis). When a child comes in contact with something they are allergic to, reactions usually happen fast, within 30 to 60 minutes.
How do you feel after an EpiPen?
Fast/pounding heartbeat, nervousness, sweating, nausea, vomiting, trouble breathing, headache, dizziness, anxiety, shakiness, or pale skin may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Can EpiPen cause harm?
EpiPens combine a medication with a medical device. The medication, epinephrine, can cause side effects such as headache and dizziness. And it can be dangerous if used at the same time as certain other drugs. The device itself also can cause complications if it does not work properly or expires.
What happens after you use an EpiPen?
Do you need to go to the hospital after using an EpiPen?
You should always be checked out at the ER after using your EpiPen. That is not because of the epinephrine, but because the allergic reaction probably requires further monitoring. Many patients also need more than one dose of epinephrine or other emergency treatments.
Who gets EpiPen Jr?
EpiPen and EpiPen Jr are for people who have been prescribed this medicine by their healthcare provider. The EpiPen Auto-Injector (0.3 mg) is for patients who weigh 66 pounds or more (30 kilograms or more). The EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector (0.15 mg) is for patients who weigh about 33 to 66 pounds (15 to 30 kilograms).
At what weight should you use an EpiPen instead of an EpiPen Jr?
The EpiPen Jr contains epinephrine 0.15 mg, which is an optimal dose for patients weighing approximately 15 kg; the EpiPen contains epinephrine 0.3 mg, which is optimal for patients weighing approximately 30 kg or more.
What is the weight limit for EpiPen Jr?
The EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector (0.15 mg) is for patients who weigh about 33 to 66 pounds (15 to 30 kilograms). It is not known if EpiPen and EpiPen Jr are safe and effective in children who weigh less than 33 pounds (15 kilograms).
Do you need to go to hospital after EpiPen?