What happens when accidentally injected epipen

Asked by on April 20th, 2013
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First of all,thanks for asking this question,I work it out and give you a simple answer.Not Medical Advice: An EpiPen is a medication called epinephrine in a small pen like cylinder. When pressed against your body a small needle shoots out and injects the medicine.This device is often used for people with life-threatening allergic reactions and systemic. It is normally injected into the leg,but people have been know to inject it else where sometimes with disasterous consequences. Adrenaline works by contracting blood vessels, during an allergic reaction blood vessels become leaky causing a serious drop in blood pressure - the role of the adrenaline is to reverse this. Here I think it is for your reference and maybe not a correct answer or sometimes there are a variety of answers for the same question. So here are more information as below and it could be helpful.

What happens when you use an epipen by accident?

An EpiPen is for allergic reaction’s. If you are stabbed accidentally with one, you should be fine. You may feel very alert and ramped up for awhile and others feel tired.

What happens if you use an epi-pen when you don’t need to?

It can be very dangerous. Adrenaline is not something you want to inject into your body unless you know you’re having an anaphylactic reaction to something.

What happens if you use an epi pen and theres nothing wrong with you?

Symptoms may include temporary numbness or tingling, pain and swelling at the injection site, elevated heart rate and/or heart palpations. Seek medical attention in the event of an accidental injection. It’s better safe than sorry!

What will happen if i use an Epipen while not having an allergic reaction?

If you use it without an allergic reaction, it could cause a heart attack.

What would happen if you injected yourself with adrenaline (EpiPen) when you dont need it?

Your heart beats very hard and you may get palpitations. You sweat, especially your palms. You feel confused. Sometimes you shake and feel ‘tingly’ and you feel a desperate urge to escape.


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