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Can you get a free EpiPen?

And, there are some who could get EpiPen for free: Mylan offers free EpiPens through its patient assistance program for underinsured and uninsured patients with a household income of only $97,400 for a family of 4.

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How does epipen work in anaphylaxis?

Epinephrine works by reversing the symptoms of anaphylaxis visite site. For example, a person’s blood pressure plummets during an anaphylactic reaction because the blood vessels relax and dilate? epinephrine causes the blood vessels to constrict, which raises blood pressure, according to Mylan, the maker of EpiPens.

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Why do EpiPens not always work?

The EpiPen is meant to deliver medicine right into the muscle so that it can be absorbed into the blood stream as quickly as you can. For patients who don’t deliver it properly or perhaps for whom the needle is just too light to reach the muscle, the EpiPen won’t do its job properly.

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