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how to treat anaphylactic shock if i'm on propranolol for wpw? was warned i couldn't use epipen (epinephrine) but concerned if i have reaction

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Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Had anaphylaxis?: If you have suffered anaphylaxis, first see an allergist and have him/her discuss with your cardiologist changing propranolol to another anti-arrhythmic drug. There are medications that will be effective for anaphylaxis in patients who are on propranolol, If you haven't suffered from anaphylaxis and have no life-threatening allergies, stop worrying.
Answered on Jan 22, 2015
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