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Mythbuster – Is only one dose of epinephrine needed to treat an anaphylactic reaction?

November 26, 2019

Two epinephrine auto-injectors.

FACT: A second dose of epinephrine can be given as early as 5 minutes after the first dose if there is no improvement in symptoms.

Bottom line: Don’t delay in giving epinephrine! That’s one of the most common mistakes people make during anaphylactic reactions. Epinephrine is safe, and it can save a life. Don’t hesitate to use it.

Learn more about the importance of epinephrinetreating reactions and review the 5 emergency steps.


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