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News 2 Use – Keep Two Doses of Epinephrine On Hand

Published May - 8 - 2009 Print This Post

epipenChildren with life-threatening food allergies should always have two doses of auto-injectable epinephrine available to treat anaphylaxis – especially if they also have asthma. According to a study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (July 2008), researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York found that one out of every five children with food-induced anaphylaxis needed more than one dose of epinephrine to quell symptoms. Nearly all patients who required the extra dose of epinephrine had asthma too.
First published: Allergy & Asthma Today, Summer 2008