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Epinephrine

EpiPen Auto-Injector is used to treat emergency allergic reactions, including anaphylactic shock caused by stinging and biting insects; allergen immunotherapy; foods; drugs; diagnostic testing substances; other allergens; as well as idiopathic anaphylaxis or exercise-induced anaphylaxis.

The EpiPen is intended for immediate administration in individuals determined to be at risk for anaphylactic shock. 

Full prescribing information is available at:

http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=6649

Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epipen 

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Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist who has dedicated his career to making drug information understandable to consumers. His best-selling book, The People’s Pharmacy, was published in 1976 and led to a syndicated newspaper column, syndicated public radio show and web site. In 2006, Long Island University awarded him an honorary doctorate as “one of the country's leading drug experts for the consumer.” .
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