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epinephrine is narcotics

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: It's a hormone and a neurotransmitter but it is not a narcotic.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 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 male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
A potent vasoconstrictor: that what epinephrine mainly does during shock, it constricts relaxed blood vessels so blood pressure is restored, hence blood reaches vital organs (b ... 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
No: Benzene is a very toxic organic (carbon-based) chemical. Structure here: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/benzene Epinephrine is another name for adrenal ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Epinephrine injectio: Epinephrine is FDA pregnancy category C.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Epinephrine Inj.: Yes, a prescription is needed.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bad idea: Epinephrine will cause your blood vessels to constrict, but when given intravenously or intramuscularly, it will circulate through your whole body pro ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Epinephrine: Known as epipen (epinephrine) can be given uo to 3 times 5 minutes apart to get a response, usually you get a good response from first dose, unless pa ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashok Mehta
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Stress hormone: Epinephrine is a stress hormone, it is what we call as flight or fight hormone, too much epi can cause fatigue due to overstimulation of your entire b ... Read More
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