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How is anaphylaxis treated?

If you or someone else is experiencing anaphylaxis, it is important to call an ambulance. Treatment involves an injection of adrenaline, usually given into the thigh muscle. If your doctor has identified that you are at risk of anaphylaxis, they will prescribe you injectable adrenaline. This is commonly known as an EpiPen®. You carry it with you at all times, so that you can use it immediately if you get an anaphylactic reaction.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Asthma


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