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cause of racemic epinephrine allergy

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
The form it comes in: Adrenaline is the chemical. Racemic epi is epi in an aerosol diluted form to deliver into the lungs to function as a bronchodilator and treats bronchi ... Read More

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A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Racemic epinephrine: Racemic epinephrine stays active in the body for about 2 hours.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Aerosol form of epi: Adrenaline is the chemical. Racemic epi is epi in an aerosol diluted form to deliver into the lungs to function as a bronchodilator and treats bronchi ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely true allerg: Since Epinephrine and norepinephrine are normally secreted hormones of the body, one is not allergic to it; but, like any drug or medicine, chemical- ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: You can, but obviously you would only use the pen in case of an allergic emergency.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not really: Use of an Epipen (epinephrine) to treat a serious allergic reaction may cause jitteriness or a headache..But no real serious problems...It's more impo ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Anaphylaxis: Epinephrine is an emergency treatment for a systemic allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Epipen's are not indicated for the treatment of "any allergy".
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Serota
14 years experience Dermatology
Difficulty breathing: It is unusual to need epipen (epinephrine) for oral allergy syndrome. If you experience throat closing, difficulty breathing, wheezing or uncontrolla ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
For Anaphylaxis: Epinephrine is prescribed for conditions that could potentially cause severe anaphylactic reactions including bee stings, food allergies, and/or medic ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Sorry you went through this. Yes it is safe to breasfeed tonight.
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