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Medication in an emergency

In this video Andreas J. Bircher discusses emergency medications that patients who have suffered from a severe anaphylactic reaction can use.

Patients who have suffered from a severe anaphylactic reaction to an insect sting or to food should be equipped with emergency medication.

These medications include adrenaline – administered using an adrenaline autoinjector, antihistamine tablets, corticosteroid tablets, and, finally, betamimetics – which are administered using the betamimetics inhaler.

If you wonder how an adrenaline autoinjector is used, watch the videos under the related links below. Please be aware that there are several devices on the market in different countries. Their mode of administration and doses do vary. Every patient needs to know exactly how to handle his own device.

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