Epinephrine

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  1. Epinephrine Benefits & Uses
  2. Epinephrine Dosage & How to Take
  3. Epinephrine Side Effects
  4. Epinephrine Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Epinephrine with Other Drugs
  6. Epinephrine Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Epinephrine
  8. Epinephrine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Epinephrine Benefits & Uses

Epinephrine is used to treat the following -

  1. Allergy Primary
  2. Heart Failure Primary
  3. Asthma
  4. Low Blood Pressure
  5. Shock
  6. Cardiac Arrest
  7. Anaphylactic Shock

Epinephrine Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Epinephrine

Epinephrine

Epinephrine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Epinephrine is used -

  1. Tremor
  2. Infection
  3. Drowsiness
  4. Agitation
  5. Anxiety Rare
  6. Restlessness
  7. Nausea or vomiting
  8. Palpitations (fluttering in chest)
  9. Memory problems

Epinephrine Related Warnings

Is the use of Epinephrine safe for pregnant women?

Epinephrine may have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Epinephrine, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.

Moderate

Is the use of Epinephrine safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Epinephrine. It should only be taken after medical advice.

Severe

What is the effect of Epinephrine on the Kidneys?

Using Epinephrine does not have any harmful effects on kidneys.

Safe

What is the effect of Epinephrine on the Liver?

Epinephrine is not harmful for the liver.

Safe

What is the effect of Epinephrine on the Heart?

Epinephrine may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Epinephrine with Other Drugs

Epinephrine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Acarbose

Alogliptin

Levodopa,Carbidopa

    Epinephrine Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Epinephrine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

    1. Hyperthyroidism
    2. Heart Disease
    3. Parkinson's Disease
    4. Angina
    5. Diabetes

    Frequently asked Questions about Epinephrine

    Is this Epinephrine habit forming or addictive?

    Epinephrine is not addictive in nature.

    No

    Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    After taking Epinephrine you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

    Dangerous

    Is it safe?

    Yes, but take Epinephrine only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    No, the use of Epinephrine in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

    Epinephrine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Epinephrine

    Taking Epinephrine with food does not harm your health.

    Safe

    Interaction between Alcohol and Epinephrine

    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Epinephrine.

    Unknown

    Epinephrine FAQs

    Question almost 2 years ago

    How to take Epinephrine?

    Dr. Joydeep Sarkar MBBS , General Physician

    Epinephrine is inhaled by mouth as needed or prescribed by the doctor while injectables form of Epinephrine is given by a healthcare provider. Do not take it my own.

    Question almost 2 years ago

    Can I feel dizzy after taking Epinephrine?

    Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

    Yes, you may feel dizzy after taking the injectable form of Epinephrine. It is a common side effect of this drug. If you are experiencing the same after taking this drug, you are advised to consult it with your doctor.

    Question over 1 year ago

    Can Epinephrine cause headache?

    Dr. Saurabh Dhamdhere MBBS , Orthopedics

    Yes, Epinephrine may cause a headache. It has been reported by the patients who are taking this drug. If you are experiencing the same after taking this drug, you are advised to consult about it with your doctor.

    Question almost 2 years ago

    Can I discontinue Epinephrine on my own without doctors advice?

    Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

    No, Epinephrine should not be discontinued without doctors advice. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.

    Question almost 2 years ago

    How long can I safely take Epinephrine?

    Dr. Ayush Pandey MBBS , General Physician

    Take Epinephrine as advised by your doctor. Do not discontinue the drug suddenly or take it longer than prescribed by your doctor.

    This medicine data has been created by -
    Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience

    References

    1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Adrenalin (epinephrine)
    2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 133
    3. Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA): Department of Health [Internet]. Governmet of Australia; Package leaflet information for the user; Adrenaline (epinephrine)*
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