Who needs an EpiPen?

EpiPen is the brand name of an auto injectable device that delivers the drug epinephrine. It’s a life saving medication used when someone is going through a severe allergic reaction, known as anaphylaxis.

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What does an epipen do to a healthy person?

This medication can be used in emergencies to deal with very serious allergic reactions to insect stings/bites, foods, drugs, as well as other substances. Epinephrine acts fast to improve breathing, stimulate the heart, raise a dropping blood pressure, reverse hives, and reduce swelling of the face, lips, and throat.

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Why do you put an EpiPen in your thigh?

Rather than the top arm, the thigh muscle is among the body’s largest muscles with more blood supply, so it allows much faster absorption of the medication this one here. The outer thigh, versus the front side of the thigh, is recommended as it offers a skin area with thinner tissue and less fat. Dr.

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Does an EpiPen contain adrenaline?

EpiPen and EpiPen Jr auto-injectors both contain the active ingredient adrenaline, which happens to be a hormone produced naturally by the body. Adrenaline is generally released by the adrenal glands in times of stress.

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Can you get free Epipens?

To figure out if you qualify, visit epipen.com, download this form, or perhaps contact Mylan Customer Relations at 800-395-3376 or perhaps customer.servicemylan.com. Mylan is continuing its EpiPen4Schools program, which provides up to 4 free epinephrine auto-injectors, with no restrictions, to qualified U.S. schools.

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