High Temperatures VS. Epinephrine

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Just a reminder to all of our patients with epinephrine autoinjectors. Small pilot study from the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: Epipens may lose potency within hours when stored in heated car.

“These results suggest that even a single exposure to the high temperatures inside a vehicle can result in a decrease of epinephrine concentration in autoinjectors.”

“When analyzed, researchers found a 3.3%, 13.3% and 14.33% reduction in epinephrine concentration of the autoinjectors that had been placed in the trunk, cabin, and glove compartment respectively.”

“For their safety, patients should always keep their EpiPens with them and refrain from leaving them inside a vehicle during warm weather, even for a short time.”

https://www.aaaai.org/about-aaaai/newsroom/news-releases/epipens-heat

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