Can You Overdose on EpiPens?

What are the side effects of accidentally injecting yourself with an EpiPen?

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What are the side effects of accidentally injecting yourself with an EpiPen?

When handling epinephrine auto-injectors, it is easy to accidentally inject yourself with epinephrine. If epinephrine is injected into small areas such as fingers and hands by mistake, blood vessels will constrict at the site of injection. This can reduce blood flow to the area.

  • What happens if you accidentally inject yourself with an EpiPen?

Does an EpiPen contain adrenaline? The active ingredient in both EpiPen and EpiPen Jr auto-injectors is adrenaline, which is a hormone that the body produces naturally. The adrenal glands usually release adrenaline during times of stress.

Is it possible for an EpiPen to cause harm?

An overdose of epinephrine can be deadly. A woman died by suicide using epinephrine injectors. Epinephrine can cause an increase in blood pressure, triggering heart arrhythmias, strokes, and heart attacks.[1]

  • Can an EpiPen harm you?

Does an EpiPen stop hives? Allergy medications such as antihistamines, corticosteroids, and epinephrine (EpiPen) can be used to treat hives and some types of angioedema swellings. EpiPens can be used to immediately treat individuals with a life-threatening swelling.

Is it possible to overdose on EpiPens?

Symptoms of an epinephrine overdose may include: [2]

  • Numbness or weakness
  • Severe headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Pounding in your neck or ears
  • Sweating
  • Chills
  • Chest pain
  • Fast or slow heartbeats
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • Cough with foamy mucus
  • Can you overdose on EpiPens?

Can EpiPen go through clothes? Injections should not be made into veins, buttocks, fingers, toes, hands or feet.

If you inject yourself with an EpiPen by accident, what will happen?

Symptoms of an accidental injection are usually not so severe and may include: [3]

  • Temporary numbness or tingling
  • Pain and swelling at the injection site
  • Elevated heart rate and/or heart palpations
  • What happens if I accidentally injected myself with an EpiPen?
  • What happens if you accidentally get stuck with an EpiPen?

What temperature should an EpiPen be kept at?

What should you do if you stick yourself with an EpiPen accidentally?

If epinephrine is injected into small areas such as fingers and hands by mistake, blood vessels will constrict at the site of injection. This can reduce blood flow to the area. The less blood flow, the less oxygen that gets to the tissue. A serious injury could occur in rare circumstances.[4]

  • What happens if you stick yourself with an EpiPen accidentally?

Can I buy an EpiPen over the counter in UK? An EpiPen prescription is needed to make a purchase. If you have been advised by a doctor to carry an EpiPen, and if you have already been shown how to use it, then you can order this item from our UK pharmacy.

If you inject yourself with an EpiPen, what will happen?

An EpiPen is an injection that contains epinephrine, which is a chemical that narrows blood vessels and opens airways in the lungs. The severe effects of low blood pressure, wheezing, skin itching, hives, and other symptoms of an allergic reaction can be reversed.

  • What would happen if you injected yourself with an EpiPen?

References

  1. https://www.thehastingscenter.org/epipens-sale-fear/
  2. https://www.rxlist.com/epipen-drug/patient-images-side-effects.htm
  3. https://www.neocate.com/living-with-food-allergies-blog/accidental-injections-epinephrine-epipen/
  4. https://www.poison.org/articles/2014-jun/epinephrine-auto-injectors

EpiPen

  • For use in emergencies
  • Acts quickly to treat allergic reactions
  • Easy to administer
From
£49.99 View Product

Fexofenadine

  • Antihistamine medication to treat hay fever
  • Relieves runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing
  • Offers effective relief
From
£12.99 View Product