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Severe allergic reactions: epinephrine is the only treatment and it’s underused

Given early enough, it could reduce serious after-effects.

Montréal, August 23rd, 2021 – Using epinephrine promptly to treat severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) has been reported to reduce deaths, after-effects and the risk of biphasic reactions. However, it is not being used enough to treat anaphylaxis outside of hospitals.

Patient stories

I get so emotional thinking about it, but if it weren’t for the doctors, nurses and everyone who took care of us, he may not have made it,” says Robyn Schwartz about her third and youngest son Maxwell who is now 15 months old. At 20 weeks into her pregnancy, Robyn underwent a routine ultrasound that revealed her baby had a cystic malformation of the lung. +