When to Switch from Junior to Adult Epinephrine

I was reading an article by Dr. Robert Wood, Check Your Epinephrine Auto Injectors.  I particularly like what he said about when to move up from junior to adult dosing.
"Make sure you’re getting the right dose. Autoinjectors come in 2 doses–a junior for young children and a regular strength for everyone else. Officially, the full strength devices are approved for use for anyone over 66 pounds. The junior strength is a perfect dose for someone who weighs 33 pounds, but for every pound above that it under-doses more and more. For this reason most experts, including me, recommend switching from junior to regular strength somewhere between 45 and 55 pounds."

You should definitely click over and give the whole article a read!

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