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bupivacaine and epinephrine medication

A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
37 years experience Family Medicine
?: Like the 3 bears you want levels to be "just right". Beta blockers are the routine treatment.
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Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Enhance: The body usually secretes adrenaline and norepinephrine with exercise or stress. However whether this hinders or helps performance would depend on th ... Read More

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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
18 years experience Pharmacy
Interesting question: In the "fight or flight" scenario, there is a definite increase. However, having a "high epinephrine" level is difficult to understand. There are inst ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
No: Albuterol binds to beta receptors in the airway and cause dilation of the airways, Epinephrine does not. Epinephrine is an old treatment for asthma th ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Similar not same: Epinephrine is a hormone your body makes. It's an effective treatment for asthma & anaphylaxis but has limitations. It has many side-effects, stimulat ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
45 years experience Dentistry
Little concern: Stress form the procedure, particularly if you were not numb, would cause your body to release more Epinephrine then what is in the local anesthetic. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Close supervision: This is a strange question. IV epinephrine is typically only used in an ICU setting for people who are critically ill. It must be given under consta ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tambor
36 years experience Pain Management
To help it last long: Dentist use xylocaine (lidocaine) with Epinephrine to extend to effective anesthesia time.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Raises : They will cause a rise in blood pressure by constricting blood vessels/arterioles and raises the heart rate by stimulating the beta receptor.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Unfortunately, no: Epipens (epinephrine) can reverse life-threatening allergic reactions, not counter the pharmacological effects of drugs. Certain foods, stinging/bitin ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
See below: I would also remember to carry benadryl (diphenhydramine). And if severe enough, you should have a medic alert tag.
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