Epinephrine Hydrochloride Solution for injection
What is this medicine?
EPINEPHRINE (ep i NEF rin) can help to open up air passages and make breathing easier for people with various lung problems such as severe asthma. It also treats severe allergic reactions and certain heart problems. This medicine is sometimes added to certain types of anesthesia to make them last longer.
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is for injection under the skin, into a muscle or into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a clinic or hospital setting. Read More ›
Adrenalin can be used to treat the following conditions:
- acute bronchospasm
- anaphylactic shock
- cardiac arrest
- cardiogenic shock
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this medicine may be prescribed for children for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
difficulty breathing, wheezing
flushing (reddening of the skin)
irregular heartbeats, palpitations, or chest pain
numbness in fingers or toes
swelling of the face
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
anxiety or nervousness
drowsiness or dizziness
weakness or tiredness
What may interact with this medicine?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
medicines for colds and breathing difficulties
stimulants like those used for weight loss or ADHD
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
tricyclic antidepressants like amitriptyline, desipramine, nortriptyline and others
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
Where should I keep my medicine?
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of the following conditions:
blood vessel disease
high blood pressure
over active thyroid
an unusual or allergic reaction to epinephrine, sulfites, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Your conditions will be closely monitored while you are receiving this medicine.
Who should not take Adrenalin?
Check with your doctor if you have any of the following:
acute myocardial infarction, angina, breast-feeding, cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac disease, cerebrovascular disease, closed-angle glaucoma, coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus, extravasation, hemorrhagic shock, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, intraarterial administration, labor, MAOI therapy, organic brain syndrome, pheochromocytoma, pregnancy, shock, tachycardia, thyroid disease
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