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Epinephrine

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
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
Dr. Sudhir Bansal
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 76 years experience
Epinephrine allergy: Symptoms you mention are effects experienced not benificial to you but accompany the effects one is desiring this is not allergy to the medicine but i... Read More
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many: It depends on why you are using it but Epinephrine can be given intramuscularly, sub-cutaneously, intravenously or also as a nasal spray. There is no... Read More
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
IV or IM usually: For cardiac arrest, epi is typically given iv, but for most allergic reactions, im (intra-muscular) is preferred as it can be quickly administered. S... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Lohanswered
Cardiology 50 years experience
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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Epinephrine: "Epinephrine is a chemical that narrows blood vessels and opens airways in the lungs. These effects can reverse severe low blood pressure, wheezing, s... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Epinephrine injectio: Lidocaine and Epinephrine are often injected together. "Lidocaine is contraindicated in patients with a known history of hypersensitivity to local an... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
If indicated: Epinephrine is used in children when necessary to prevent life threatening illness.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Don't think, do...: When you encounter something that causes you to be anxious, have the courage to work through it and beat it. When you know something will be exciting... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Return to pharmacy: Your pharmacist will likely dispose of them for you. Another option is to ask your blood drawing station. They dispose of needles regularly.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Means nothing: You should not draw any conclusion from it. Maybe 19 out of 20 people run a spot Epinephrine of 10 or above, but if you didn't, it's nothing at all.
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