Tag: epinephrine

KIDS WITH FOOD ALLERGIES OFTEN PUT AT RISK BY THEIR PARENTS

FCAAIA Notes: I do not want to see my patients with food allergy crippled by their dietary limitations.  They and their families should live entirely normal lives with exception of avoiding the offending food(s).

I know accidents happen, so like the Boy Scouts, it is important to “Be Prepared”.  Continue reading “KIDS WITH FOOD ALLERGIES OFTEN PUT AT RISK BY THEIR PARENTS”

AUVI-Q RETURNING TO MARKET IN 2017

FCAAIA Notes: Until now, I have only posted articles about a specific brand of a medication if it is the only one available in its class.  However, the absence of Auvi-Q has been a real problem from many patients, especially because the manufacturers of its competitor (EpiPen by Mylan) raised its price prohibitively high. Continue reading “AUVI-Q RETURNING TO MARKET IN 2017”

ANAPHYLAXIS: EARLY EPINEPHRINE TIED TO FEWER OVERALL DOSES

FCAAIA Notes: Epinephrine (adrenalin) is the treatment of choice for anaphylaxis.  Delay in administration of epinephrine is the major risk factor for poor outcomes in anaphylaxis, including anaphylactic death.

Patients at risk for anaphylaxis should own an epinephrine auto-injector (e.g., EpiPen) and know how to use it. Continue reading “ANAPHYLAXIS: EARLY EPINEPHRINE TIED TO FEWER OVERALL DOSES”

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