A 4-year-old male asked:
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my son had racemic epinephrine last night for croup. how long does it stay in your system?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Racemic epinephrine: Racemic epinephrine stays active in the body for about 2 hours.
Answered on Jan 15, 2018
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