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Can A Person Be Allergic To Epinephrine
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
Unlikely: It is unlikely for anyone to be allergic to Epinephrine as it is present in all of us. Commonly, people develop a rapid heart beat, and tremors following an epinpehrine injection and can have a headache from it too, but the side effects are short lived and do not last more than 30 minutes. ...Read more
Not a good idea: If you have nothing else on hand , you can use the expired Epipen (epinephrine) knowing that it will be less effective or not effective at all. However it is strongly advised to check the expiration date on the Epipen (epinephrine) regularly since the consequence may be deathly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No cure: Epinephrine will block some of the acute inflammatory reactions and is therfore a temporary rescue to an allergic reaction. If this is not coupled with removal of the allergen and addition of longer acting anti-histamines or steroids, a delayed reaction with serious consequences can occur when the epi is metabolized and no longer present. The only cure is future avoidance of a known allergen. ...Read more
What if someone has anaphylaxis and they are allergic to epinephrine? Also, is it possible to be epinephrine resistant?
Not possible: I know of no one who is allergic to Epinephrine even though you may get shaking or rapid heart beats from it. However i would take the side effects anytime if I have an anaphylactic reaction. If the anaphylaxis is severe and the treatment is delayed, you may not respond to Epinephrine alone and IV fluid may well be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antihistamines: And then call 911. Please always carry epi with you! ...Read more
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