A 46-year-old member asked:
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Whats racemic epinephrine?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in 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 bronchial constriction, like in asthma or after removing an endo tracheal tube after surgery. It is a sympathetic (adrenaline) drug that leads to dilating the bronchial tubes.
Answered on Sep 3, 2012

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in 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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Racemic epinephrine: Racemic epinephrine stays active in the body for about 2 hours.
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Dr. David Sneid
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Yes: You can, but obviously you would only use the pen in case of an allergic emergency.
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Epinephrine: Adrenalin

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