How To Use Epi Pen?

How do you use an EpiPen step by step?

How To Use an EpiPen –

Can you use an EpiPen through clothes?

EpiPen® or EpiPen Jr® and Mylan’s authorized generics should only be injected into the middle of your outer thigh (upper leg), through clothing if necessary. Do not inject into your veins, buttocks, fingers, toes, hands or feet.

How is a EpiPen used?

EpiPen is an injection containing epinephrine, a chemical that narrows blood vessels and opens airways in the lungs. These effects can reverse severe low blood pressure, wheezing, severe skin itching, hives, and other symptoms of an allergic reaction. Epinephrine is also used to treat exercise-induced anaphylaxis.

How do you give a child an EpiPen?

Form a fist around the EpiPen. Hold the child’s leg in place with your free hand. Place the orange tip to the side of the child’s thigh and press until you feel and hear a click. Hold in place for three seconds.

Can epinephrine kill you?

A dose of epinephrine for a relatively mild reaction does not harm a patient in any way.” Epinephrine can kill you. One woman committed suicide with epinephrine injectors. Epinephrine increases blood pressure and can trigger heart arrhythmias, strokes, and heart attacks.

What does an EpiPen do to a normal person?

EpiPen is an injection containing epinephrine, a chemical that narrows blood vessels and opens airways in the lungs. These effects can reverse severe low blood pressure, wheezing, severe skin itching, hives, and other symptoms of an allergic reaction.