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Projectile stun guns use electricity to stun a person. The gun is sometimes known as a Taser or Phazzer.
The gun shoots barbed darts. The darts are connected to the gun by long wires. The electricity sent along the wires to the darts causes muscle spasms. This may have made you fall to the ground.
The darts leave small punctures. It's important to keep these puncture wounds clean while they heal.
Stun guns may cause other medical problems such as burns and muscle problems. Your muscles may be sore for a day or two.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse advice line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse advice line if:
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Current as of: November 9, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
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