A 28-year-old male asked:
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Since epipen (epinephrine) can temporary relax the air way, can epipen (epinephrine) used for asthma attack in emergency situations when no asthma medication available?

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Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience in Pulmonology
Yes it can: Absolutely, it is life saving in case of emergency.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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