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Video 1: What is an Allergy?
A great number of foods and products are listed on the Recalls Direct™ site because they contain undisclosed allergens, substances that cause serious allergic reactions and possibly life-threatening Anaphylaxis. But just what are allergens and how can they have such a serious effect on some people? This video from Dr. Rob of the One Minute Medical School describes what an allergy is and how the human body responds to these substances…all in about a minute!
Video 2: How to use an EpiPen:
Has it been a while since you’ve sat down with your physician or other health care provider and talked about using your EpiPen? Does your child, grandchild, nephew or niece carry an EpiPen for a food or insect allergy? Are you leaving the kids with the babysitter this Saturday and want to make sure she’s up to speed with using the device? This video from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio shows how and when to use an EpiPen device.
Credit: Nationwide Children’s Hospital
What is EpiPen?
The EpiPen® and Epipen® Jr auto-injectors contain 2 mL epinephrine injection for emergency intramuscular (“IM”) use. Each EpiPen auto-injector delivers one (1) single dose of 0.3 mg epinephrine from epinephrine injection, USP, 1:1000 (0.3 mL) in a sterile solution.
Epinephrine is used for the immediate, emergency treatment of Anaphylaxis caused by severe allergic reactions to certain foods, drugs, insect stings/bites as well as for other life-threatening situations. The EpiPen and EpiPen Jr auto-injectors should only be used for the person for whom they are prescribed and who has a history of an Anaphylactic reaction.
Please note: in some jurisdictions, these products are only available by a prescription from a medical doctor.
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