Anaphylaxis

The mainstay of treatment is adrenaline (1:1000 concentration, given IM) at the doses below and can be repeated every 5 minutes:

  • Adult                                       = 500 micrograms IM (0.5mls)
  • Child more than 12 years    = 500 micrograms IM (0.5mls)
  • Child 6-12 years                   = 300 micrograms IM (0.3mls)
  • Child less than 6 years         = 150 micrograms IM (0.15mls)

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