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Bupivacaine And Epinephrine Medication
Does anger elevates epinephrine? What is the best medication to treat people with high epinephrine . I heard that propranolol is good, is that right?
Interesting question: In the "fight or flight" scenario, there is a definite increase. However, having a "high epinephrine" level is difficult to understand. There are instances where certain tumors produce excess of this chemical. Your question about Propranolol is easier to answer. This agent is called a beta "blocker" it does not reduce the amount of Epinephrine but blocks its effects ...Read more
What are high/low epinephrine effects on athlete's performance ?What is the best medication to control adrenaline (but not beta blockers)?
Enhance: The body usually secretes adrenaline and norepinephrine with exercise or stress. However whether this hinders or helps performance would depend on the type of exercise. While the effect may accelerate certain skills , it may also lead to reduced coordination. Are you asking whether beta blocker would help reduce your anxiety ; improve performance? That's a $64 question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Similar not same: Epinephrine is a hormone your body makes. It's an effective treatment for asthma & anaphylaxis but has limitations. It has many side-effects, stimulating the heart & sometimes triggering irregular heart rate & muscle tremors. It's beneficial effects wear off in ~20 minutes. Albuterol is a pharmacologic derivative of Epinephrine with fewer side-effects & a 3-6 hour duration of action. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Since epipen (epinephrine) can temporary relax the air way, can epipen (epinephrine) used for asthma attack in emergency situations when no asthma medication available?
The dentist may use anesthetic such as 0.3ml lidocaine with 1:100, 000 epinephrine. Would this interact/ have problems with my heart or BP medication.
Little concern: Stress form the procedure, particularly if you were not numb, would cause your body to release more Epinephrine then what is in the local anesthetic. That said I do try to error on the side of caution depending on the heart condition by not using the maximum dose( approximately 8 full injections) and breaking up multiple procedures over several appointments. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Close supervision: This is a strange question. IV epinephrine is typically only used in an ICU setting for people who are critically ill. It must be given under constant supervision, as too much will cause death. Epinephrine is also used for severe allergic reactions causing anaphylaxis. In this situation, it is given intramuscularly through an autoinjector (prefilled with the correct amount) ...Read more
Unfortunately, no: Epipens (epinephrine) can reverse life-threatening allergic reactions, not counter the pharmacological effects of drugs. Certain foods, stinging/biting insects, medications, and latex can set off allergic reactions -- including hives, itching, flushing, and swelling of the lips, tongue, and roof of mouth; throat & chest tightness, etc. Date rape drugs cause entirely different effects -- unless you're allergic. ...Read more
No: Benzene is a very toxic organic (carbon-based) chemical. Structure here: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/benzene Epinephrine is another name for adrenaline which acts as a hormone and a neurotransmitter in humans and other mammals. Structure here: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/epinephrine Epinephrine includes a "benzene" ring, but the attached groups give it its unique behavior. ...Read more
Epinephrine allergy: Symptoms you mention are effects experienced not benificial to you but accompany the effects one is desiring this is not allergy to the medicine but is called sideeffect like the skin of the fruit with the fruit you can still use the drug and minimize the side effects by not taking the full dose all at once also slowing down the pace of the injection sit down while injecting and lie down after. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
C priors...: When used properly, like when have an anaphylaxis (acute allergy reaction) to something very allergic to (bee sting, peanuts, shellfish..), it will reverse the potentially fatal effects of the reaction --severe bronchospasm of lung causes tight breathing, swelling of the throat (preventing air from getting into lungs), ...Then it should not have any side effects. Perhaps some sense of palpitation.. ...Read more
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