What You Need to Know About EpiPen use
By Rod Brouhard, About.com Guide
Updated December 20, 2008
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EpiPen is a great product, if it's used when it's needed. There are times when a victim of anaphylaxis is unable to self-administer an EpiPen because of weakness or confusion.
If you're confused or weak during your anaphylaxis, you are in serious danger and really need epinephrine. It's important to tell those around you where to find your EpiPen before you need it. Show them the box and the EpiPen -- and teach them how to use it on you.