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Can a person be allergic to epinephrine

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
No, but sensitive: Epinephrine, or adrenalin, is a normal stress hormone in your body so you cannot be, strictly defined, allergic. But you certainly can be sensitive t ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Most likely you developed side effects from it, such as palpitations and tremors and may be headache. These are common and resolve within a few minute ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Although some people can get shaking and a pounding heart- however this is just what its mechanism of action is when the dose is high enough.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: It is unlikely for anyone to be allergic to Epinephrine as it is present in all of us. Commonly, people develop a rapid heart beat, and tremors follow ... Read More
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A 12-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Epipen (epinephrine): If expired, it may not work and if you are facing a dire situation, it is not the best scenario as it may jeapordize the patient's life.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
22 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Some need seconds: Some people may need a second injection of epinephrine, so always keep second Epipen handy or make sure you know how to use the second dose in your tw ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
34 years experience General Practice
No cure: Epinephrine will block some of the acute inflammatory reactions and is therfore a temporary rescue to an allergic reaction. If this is not coupled wit ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Doctor: Epipens (epinephrine) require prescriptions, so you should talk to your pcp about your concern and obtain a prescription.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Impossible: You cannot be allergic to epinephrine. That is impossible. Your body makes Epinephrine naturally and it is necessary to survive. You cannot be Epin ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamines: And then call 911. Please always carry epi with you!
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