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 why do you smoke.......?

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why is it when we stop we wish we hadnt, but when we start again we wish we hadnt ......

 Does anyone know how to deal with asthma?
i had a severe asthma attack yesterday on the bus and i was wondering if anyone here knew any good tips to help me keep my asthma under control....

 Does smoking cigarettes make you look cool?

 a question about the 1st of july smoking law!?
right i am not sure if i really understand this. i am a 16 year old girl smoker. from the 1st of july i can't smoke indoors anywhere but i can outside. is that correct? thnax in advance!!!...

 Is smoking good for you?
I am sick of hearing that smoking is bad for you, but is there anyway that smoking is good for you. Like can it make you taller, or is it good for your brain, anything?...

 Are you a smoker..............?

 ive stopped smoking and feel real ill?
i stopped smoking a week ago and i feel teribble my throat hurts and is making my asthma bad ,i felt great before i stopped why is this happening to me?...

 do you breathe when you pass-out?

 My nose is itchy. I'm sneezing like crazy, but I don't have a fever. May be allergies but not sure. what to do
My nose is incredibly itchy like I have to sneeze every few seconds, and I am sneezing every minute. I thought I was just allergic to my desk at work but I'm home now and still suffering. Any ...

 I like to fill-up my ashtray and then throw all of my butts in the street at once.?
Doesn't that make it easier for them to clean? I especially love littering on roads where some company says that they will keep the road clean....

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USES: This medication is used in emergencies to treat potentially dangerous allergic reactions to insect stings or bites, foods, drugs or other substances. It is also used for severe asthma attacks.

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This medication is used in emergencies to treat potentially dangerous allergic reactions to insect stings or bites, foods, drugs or other substances. It is also used for severe asthma attacks.
  • Patients with severe allergies must be clearly instructed how and when to use this unit.
  • Review the indications and administration procedures carefully with your doctor.
  • Also teach a family member or close friend what to do in the event of an allergic reaction emergency.
  • Do not try to force air out of the syringe or remove the needle cover until you are ready to use it.
  • This is not to be injected into a vein.

  • Store this medication at a room temperature of approximately 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) away from heat and sunlight.
  • Do not refrigerate.
  • Avoid storing this in the glove compartment or trunk of your car in the summer.
  • If the solution is not clear or turns brown, replace the unit.
  • Check the expiration date periodically and replace the unit before it expires.

How To Use
  • HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: This medication is given by injection either subcutaneously (under the skin) or intramuscularly and is designed to be self-administered.
  • To use, twist and remove the container cap.
  • Remove the syringe from its container.
  • Remove (by pulling off) the plastic needle cover.
  • Expel any air and excess drug from the syringe by pointing the needle straight up into the air and pushing the plunger until the plunger stops.
  • Rotate the rectangular plunger 1/4 turn to the right to align with the slot in the barrel of the syringe.
  • Wipe injection site with an alcohol swab if one is readily available.
  • Even if none are available, proceed to next step.
  • Insert the needle straight into the upper arm or upper thigh.
  • (Do not insert needle near a vein.) Push the plunger until it stops.
  • Syringe will automatically inject a 0.3ml (milliliter) dose sufficient for adults and those over 12 years of age.
  • Chew and swallow four of the chlorpheniramine tablets included in this kit.
  • For children less than 12 years old administer the following amount in mls (milliliters) for the injection and the number of chewable tablets needed: infants to 2 years of age - 0.05ml to 0.1ml and one tablet; 2 to 6 years of age - 0.15ml and one tablet; 6 to 12 years - 0.2ml and two tablets.
  • The effects of this medication should be felt within seconds.
  • If after 10 minutes the symptoms are not significantly better, use a second injection.
  • To prepare the syringe for the second injection turn the plunger 1/4 turn to the right.
  • It may be necessary to wiggle the plunger a little to get it to turn and ali

Side Effects
  • Side effects of the injection include slight nervousness and an increased heart rate soon after the injection.
  • A pounding heartbeat, sweating, nausea, vomiting, breathing trouble, headache, dizziness and anxiety may also occur.
  • Report chest pain (angina) to your doctor.
  • Side effects of the tablet include drowsiness, blurred vision and dry mouth.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Tell your doctor if you have any pre-existing heart disease, thyroid disease, asthma, glaucoma, high blood pressure, GI obstruction, prostate enlargement, high blood pressure, head trauma, diabetes and any allergies.
  • Diabetic patients may require an increase in dosage of their medication after using the injection.
  • This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or if breast-feeding.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Missed Dose
  • Not applicable.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including antidepressants, digoxin, mercurial diuretics (water pills), thyroid medication, antihistamines (like tripelennamine, diphenhydramine), beta-blockers (propranolol, etc.), phentolamine and ergot alkaloids (certain migraine headache medicine).
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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