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Epi pen

I received a call today. I had to purchase an epi pen before my first treatment tomorrow. Has this happened with anyone else?

my little penguin

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Have they given you instructions on how to use an epi pen and when to administer it

Are you getting your infusion at a hospital clinic with doctors present ?
Typically if they are in a hospital setting they have vials of epinephrine on hand and don't need an epi pen
Epi pen is for home care


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My kiddo had two infusions of Entyvio (we had to stop because of drug-induced Lupus). We were not required to get Epi pens. Epinephrine is what is in Epi pens - it's used to stop an allergic reaction.

Usually hospitals and infusion centers have it on hand - I haven't heard of people having to get their own Epi pens before infusions. We were actually told that it's quite rare to react to Entyvio - it's not like Remicade, where allergic rxns are relatively common.