epi junior/ adult size

Posted on: Mon, 04/23/2007 - 2:00pm
hopechapel's picture
Joined: 12/11/2005 - 09:00

My son at 45 inches and 44 pounds is in between Junior and regular. My ped opted for Junior. What do you think?

Posted on: Mon, 04/23/2007 - 3:45pm
Momcat's picture
Joined: 03/15/2005 - 09:00

I think that is in line with current recommendations which are to switch to Epi Regular at 55 lbs.
See this recent paper:
Mom to 7 yr old PA/TNA daughter and 4 yr old son who is allergic to eggs.

Posted on: Mon, 04/23/2007 - 11:46pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

We're at 44 pounds or so and his MD was very vehement about the regular epi pen. Apparently they've seen a fair amount of kids for whom one (1) junior is just not enough and they want to make sure that the kids _do_ get enough. I asked again and again and they're sticking to their guns. I also asked the school nurse and she said that she's seeing a lot more of the regular epi for smaller kids when an allergist is prescribing, but when a pediatrician is behind the wheel, they tend to stick to the junior. HTH.

Posted on: Mon, 04/23/2007 - 11:52pm
SydNoahsmom's picture
Joined: 03/01/2007 - 09:00

We saw the allergist about a month ago and I asked him that question. He gave me the guidelines but said that he switches all of his patients form Jr. to regular epi at 40 lbs. My dd is 37 lbs right now so it will be soon. He said that he does this because underdosing someone with epi can have serious effects but a slight overdose will not do damage... so he errs on the side of caution.
Mom to:
Sydney 4 1/2 Allergic to: Egg, Peanut, Tree Nuts, soy, environmental/seasonal and asthma
Noah 2 1/2 allergic to Penicillin

Posted on: Tue, 04/24/2007 - 2:54am
mcmom's picture
Joined: 06/15/2004 - 09:00

Our allergist also switches to regular epi at 40 lbs. Son has had a regular epi sonce he turned six, he was just over 40 lbs.

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