Using Epinephrine

Your Health Minute

Doctors wonder why adults are not using their epi-pens in emergencies.

In Your Health Minute,

A new study finds most adults with severe allergies don’t use their epinephrine as prescribed in emergencies.

89 percent of those surveyed said they filled their prescription for an epinephrine auto-injector.

But, almost half said they didn’t have it with them during their most severe allergic reaction.

Another 20-percent said they didn’t know how to use the device.

 

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