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A 37-year-old member asked:

Who should not use epinephrine injections?

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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 anesthetics of the amide type." See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/lidocaine-and-epinephrine-injection.html
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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are Epinephrine injections used for?

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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, severe skin itching, hives, and other symptoms of an allergic reaction. Epinephrine injection is used to treat severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) ." See: http://www.drugs.com/mtm/epinephrine-injection.html
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