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These medications and supplies are used to treat a wide variety of problems.

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Epinephrine (adrenaline, generic for EpiPen) injection is used to treat life-threatening allergic reaction, known as anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is defined as a severe allergic reaction with one or more of lip, tongue, or face swelling, shortness of breath, vomiting, low blood pressure, and rash. If anaphylaxis is suspected, give epinephrine right away and seek further medical attention.

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Prednisone is a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation (not the same as an anabolic steroid, like testosterone). It is a versatile and common medication used in a wide variety of diseases. One common use of prednisone is to treat the inflammation in the airways that happens with an asthma attack. Prednisone can also be used to treat severe allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis if used with epinephrine. Prednisone is often used in conjunction with albuterol which takes minutes to start treating the symptoms of asthma, while prednisone takes hours to work. This medication should be taken with food.

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Pulse oximeter is used to measure the level of oxygen in the blood and the heart rate. This inexpensive and ingenious tool can detect low oxygen in the blood and identify heart rates that are too fast or too slow. Put the pulse oximeter on your finger to check your heart rate and oxygen level. A heart rate above 100 in an adult at rest is generally abnormal. An oxygen level below 95% is generally abnormal. Seek emergency medical attention if you are experiencing an abnormal heart rate or oxygen level, particularly if you are also having fever, cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, or other symptoms.

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Thermometer is used to check for fever. Fever is generally defined as a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or 38 degrees Celsius.

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Naloxone (generic for Narcan) is used to treat opioid drug overdose. Use naloxone if someone has overdosed on opioids and has stopped breathing or is not breathing normally.

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Pregnancy test is to check pregnancy status.

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Meclizine (generic for Dramamine Non-Drowsy) is used to treat dizziness (vertigo).

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Scopolamine is a patch that is worn behind the ear to decrease the symptoms of motion sickness. Apply one patch to the hairless area behind one ear at least 4 hours before anti-nausea and anti-dizziness effect is required, for use up to 3 days. If therapy for more than 3 days is required, remove the first patch and apply a new patch behind the other ear.

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Acetaminophen (generic for Tylenol) is a pain reliever and fever reducer. Acetaminophen is used to treat pain.

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Ibuprofen (generic for Motrin, generic for Advil) is a pain reliever and the most commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen is used to treat pain.

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Prednisolone is a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation (not the same as an anabolic steroid, like testosterone). PrednisoLONE, more commonly used by pediatric patients, is similar to, but should not be confused with, predniSONE, more commonly used by adults. One common use of prednisolone is to treat the inflammation in the airways that happens with an asthma attack. Prednisolone can also be used to treat severe allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis if used with epinephrine. Prednisolone is often used in conjunction with albuterol which takes minutes to start treating the symptoms of asthma, while prednisolone takes hours to work. This medication should be taken with food.

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Diphenhydramine (generic for Benadryl) treats allergic reactions. It may be used for both mild and severe allergic reactions.

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Epinephrine pediatric (adrenaline, generic for EpiPen Jr) injection is used to treat life-threatening allergic reaction in children, known as anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is defined as a severe allergic reaction with one or more of lip, tongue, or face swelling, shortness of breath, vomiting, low blood pressure, and rash. If anaphylaxis is suspected, give epinephrine right away and seek further medical attention.

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Melatonin is a dietery supplement used for the short-term treatment of insomnia, such as from jet lag or shift work.

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Buspirone (generic for Buspar) is an antianxiety medication. It can be used for the short-term treatment of anxiety. It is not chemically related to benzodiazepines, barbiturates or other sedatives.

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Cyclobenzaprine (generic for Flexeril) is a muscle relaxer. It is used to treat painful muscle spasm.

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Methyl salicylate-menthol (generic for IcyHot) treats muscle aches.

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Diphenhydramine (generic for Benadryl) treats allergic reactions. It may be used for both mild and severe allergic reactions.

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Dimenhydrinate (generic for Dramamine) is used to treat and prevent motion sickness.

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Aspirin is a pain reliever, and is used to prevent heart attack, stroke, and blood clots. Aspirin can be used for pain relief, and for treatment of a possible heart attack (myocardial infarction). If you suspect someone is having a heart attack, give aspirin immediately to help keep the heart's arteries open. If a heart attack is happening, it could save their life, and if not, it's unlikely to hurt. Seek help immediately. This medication should be taken with food.

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Diphenhydramine (generic for Benadryl) treats allergic reactions. It may be used for both mild and severe allergic reactions.

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Dimenhydrinate (generic for Dramamine) is used to treat and prevent motion sickness.

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Aspirin is a pain reliever, and is used to prevent heart attack, stroke, and blood clots. Aspirin can be used for pain relief, and for treatment of a possible heart attack (myocardial infarction). If you suspect someone is having a heart attack, give aspirin immediately to help keep the heart's arteries open. If a heart attack is happening, it could save their life, and if not, it's unlikely to hurt. Seek help immediately. This medication should be taken with food.

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