Your doctor has probably advised you to carry an EpiPen in case you experience an allergic reaction. Keep a good supply of these and other medical supplies on hand. As part of our pharmaceutical care in Ohio, here’s how you should use your EpiPens:
- Step 1:
Remove the safety cover after removing the auto-injector from its casing. Keep in mind that packaging can differ from brand to brand. You can inquire about the requirements at your pharmacy.
- Step 2:
Position the pen so that it faces your outer thigh. When you hear a clicking sound, press the needle down. Again, press firmly on the side of your thigh for three to ten seconds, depending on the brand. Ask your pharmacists for more details.
- Step 3:
After removing the device from your thigh, dial 911. Although epinephrine is safe, you might still need additional medical attention. Keep in mind that this is not a treatment for your allergy; rather, it will help you feel better.
- Step 4:
Monitor your symptoms and reaction. If symptoms continue or return after a while, the EpiPen may require a second dose. Take advantage of free pharmacy home deliveries so that you will always have some, even if you forget to pick them up. ULTIMATE CARE PHARMACY LLC has you covered for medical supplies, reliable and accurate deliveries, and more!