EpiPen is a brand name for an automatic injection device that delivers a dose epinephrine. This is used to treat allergic reactions to insect bites, foods, latex or other products that are severe enough to be life-threatening (like anaphylaxis). Symptoms of these allergic reactions include: trouble breathing, swelling, low blood pressure and rash. Epinephrine works by narrowing blood vessels and relaxing the airways, and is part of a class of drugs called sympathomimetic agents.
- Q What are the side effects of EpiPen (epinephrine injection)?
- Q Is there a generic version of EpiPen?
- Q How does EpiPen treat severe allergic reactions?
- Q How soon after using EpiPen will my symptoms improve?
- Q How should I use EpiPen?
- Q Can the use of an EpiPen cause cardiac arrest?