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Patients forget how to use EpiPen after 3 months

from Medscape News

Patients with a history of anaphylaxis who have been prescribed epinephrine auto-injectors forget how to use them after approximately three months and need frequent retraining, researchers reported in an oral session here at the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaheim, Calif. Dr. Rabia Q. Chaudhry, from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, presented data showing that most patients thought they knew how to use their EpiPen, but none of them knew they had to rub the site immediately after the injection, and most had a problem figuring out what side of the pen to use. more


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