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Doctor insights on: Ephedrine Vs Epinephrine

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Adrenaline (Definition)

Adrenalin (e) / Epinephrine is the hormone produced by the adrenal medulla that speeds and strengths the heart, dilates the airways, and shifts blood flow to the muscles. Often this is in response ...Read more


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Is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) another name for adrenaline?

Is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) another name for adrenaline?

Similar but diff: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is a compound that is found in some natural products (in small amounts) and is used in many otc drug products, and in a lot of "natural remedies". It's actions are very similar to adrenaline. In low doses, it can be a mild stimulant, like caffeine. In higher doses, or in susceptible people, it can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Is benzene epinephrine?

Is benzene epinephrine?

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

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Am I 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 more

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Why was pseudo-ephedrine banned?

Why was pseudo-ephedrine banned?

It wasn't: Pseudepredrine (sudafed) is still a major ingredient in decongestants, but has been behind the counter and available without prescription, but you have to sign for it, and there are a limited number of pills you can obtain. The reason is that it can be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, so there are now Federal regulations that restrict its sale, but it is NOT banned. ...Read more

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Can I use the epinephrine in ampule iv/im for a nosebleed?

Can I use the epinephrine in ampule iv/im for a nosebleed?

Bad idea: Epinephrine will cause your blood vessels to constrict, but when given intravenously or intramuscularly, it will circulate through your whole body producing many other bad reactions. It is best to just hold pressure to stop the bleeding and seek medical care if this does not stop it. ...Read more

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What happens if epinephrine doesn't work during anaphylaxis?

Epinephrine: Known as epipen (epinephrine) can be given uo to 3 times 5 minutes apart to get a response, usually you get a good response from first dose, unless patient is on beta blockers you may need the extra doses or need glucagon ...Read more

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What would happen if I ingest the epinephrine from and epi-pen?

What would happen if I ingest the epinephrine from and epi-pen?

Heart problems: Potential potential you could have a heart attack I would go to nearest emergency room ...Read more

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Which promethazine pills contain ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

Which promethazine pills contain ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

None that I know of: Firstly, ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is no longer available in the US market, because of serious side effects - elevated pulse, blood pressure and risk of stroke. Same is true with PPA (phenylpropanolamine), a similar decongestant. Am not aware of any combination medications currently available. In the 1950s the combination was used in the treatment of allergies. There may still be combination products in Canada. ...Read more

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How effective is epinephrine (Medihaler-EPI) for treating croup?

How effective is epinephrine (Medihaler-EPI) for treating croup?

Vaponephrine: Or racemiic epinephrine is very effective for croup
if croup is recurrent there is an allergic basis to it
medihaler epi is epinephrine used for asthma.and is not as effective as vaponephrine ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) overdose?

What is the treatment for ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) overdose?

Supportive care: Support of cardiac and central nervous system functions. Prevention of seizures and cardiac arrhythmia. Depending on severity, hospitalization and cardiac monitoring may be necessary. ...Read more

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Can you use 0.3mg of epinephrine by syringe instead of an epipen?

Yes: You can, however, I think there is concern about appropriate dosing and that is why the epipen exists in the first place. However, that has crossed my mind as a possibility. ...Read more

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How do I tell people I carry epipen (epinephrine) if travel alone?

How do I tell people I carry epipen (epinephrine) if travel alone?

Simlple is best: Life threatening allergies are always a concern while traveling. If you meet up with someone while traveling let them know about your allergies. Something simple such as "i have a severe allergy to xyz which can be frightening to me and you. I always carry a an easy to use Epipen (epinephrine) in my........ May I take a moment to show you how it works? ". Then show them how simple it is to use. ...Read more

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Is one injection of epinephrine enough to treat an allergic reaction?

Some need seconds: Some people may need a second injection of epinephrine, so always keep second Epipen handy or make sure you know how to use the second dose in your twinject. ...Read more

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I have tremors after being given epinephrine, will my tremors go away?

Very likely: Epinephrine can indeed induce tremors, especially in susceptible individuals, and this should depart over the next few days. If this does persist, see your doctor and check thyroid function, and a few other labs. Also, review your medications, as these may be contributing to your problems. ...Read more

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Can you cure someone who is having an allergic reaction with epinephrine?

Can you cure someone who is having an allergic reaction with epinephrine?

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

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What's ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) content of sida cordifolia vs. Ephedra?

What's ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) content of sida cordifolia vs. Ephedra?

Ephedra>>cordifolia: Ephedra sinica, has a total alkaloid content of 1–3% by dry weight. Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) constitutes 40–90% of the alkaloid content (wikipedia entry). Natural sources of Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) are no longer used to make pseudoephedrine, because synthetic processes are cheaper. Ephedra must have a lot more Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) than sida cordifolia, because it was only source used commercially before synthetics were available. ...Read more

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What causes elevated DHEAS, cortisol and epinephrine levels? Thanks in advance

What causes elevated DHEAS, cortisol and epinephrine levels? Thanks in advance

DHEA-s: One common cause in females is PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome). ...Read more

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How can I get an epipen (epinephrine) for precaution from my alllergic reactions?

Doctor: Epipens (epinephrine) require prescriptions, so you should talk to your pcp about your concern and obtain a prescription. ...Read more

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I know that ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is a stimulant. Is it legal in the usa?

I know that ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is a stimulant. Is it legal in the usa?

Not alkaloids: The fda banned diet supplements containing alkaloids of Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) (found mainly in the stem of the ephedra sinica species) in 2004. Other names may be legal. The laws differ from state to state, and these regulate the activities of companies more than they do individuals. I am sure people buy these things from other countries, but they may still not be safe. ...Read more

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Can you tell me why an injection of epinephrine to combat an acute immune reaction?

Anaphylaxis: A severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) involves the release of various chemicals from various cells in the body that cause low blood pressure, airway constriction, swelling (hives). Epinephrine works in multiple ways to combat these changes by decreasing the release of these chemicals, opening up the airways, and increasing blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is meclizine and ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) available over-the-counter in the us?

No: Ephedrine is not available as a single product in the us because of unpredictable side effects, chiefly anxiety, agitation, elevated blood pressure, headache. It is still found as an ingredient in some herbal and combination cold meds. Meclizine is a prescription antihistamine, used mostly for motion sickness, pseudoEphedrine and neosynephrine (phenylephrine) are available replacements for ephedrine. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have cataplexy when in withdrawal from ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

W/d from anticataple: Yes. Any anticataplectic agent when withdrawn can cause rebound cataplexy. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the purpose of giving epinephrine with lidocaine for anesthesia?

Epi and anesthesia: Epinephrine causes blood vessels to constrict and alps the anesthetic to stay in the area longer to increase duration of the effect. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kalina
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Ephedrine (Definition)

Ephedrine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart ...Read more


Dr. Mohammad Shahzad
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Epinephrine (Definition)

Epinephrine is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more