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Dr. Mohammad Shahzad
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Epinephrine (Overview)

Epinephrine is a rhythm control agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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What's epinephrine, and how does it relate to extreme fatigue?

What's epinephrine, and how does it relate to extreme fatigue?

Stress hormone: Epinephrine is a stress hormone, it is what we call as flight or fight hormone, too much epi can cause fatigue due to overstimulation of your entire body. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammad Shahzad
1,004 Doctors shared insights

Epinephrine (Overview)

Epinephrine is a rhythm control agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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How is epinephrine administered?

How is epinephrine administered?

Many: It depends on why you are using it but Epinephrine can be given intramuscularly, sub-cutaneously, intravenously or also as a nasal spray. There is no pill form. ...Read more

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Can anyone describe the action of aldosterone, epinephrine on blood pressure?

Can anyone describe the action of aldosterone, epinephrine on blood pressure?

Vasoconstriction: These agents cause the arterioles to constrict which raises blood pressure (epinephrine). Aldosterone increases sodium retention increasing blood and fluid volume also raising blood pressure. ...Read more

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Why won't any doctors prescribe me Xanax long term for insomnia and anxiety? I have serious insomnia and have for a very long time. It is caused by anxiety that seems to wash over my body in waves that feel almost like adrenaline and fear. As I type thi

Why won't any doctors prescribe me Xanax long term for insomnia and anxiety? I have serious insomnia and have for a very long time. It is caused by anxiety that seems to wash over my body in waves that feel almost like adrenaline and fear. As I type thi

Hello.: Hello. I really haven't seen any sleep specialists making responses in the last few months, so I will change the tag to psychiatry so that you may get more responses. Xanax (alprazolam) is a dangerous drug. Many providers have elected to stop prescribing the fast acting form. One can easily develop a dependence on it. There have been deaths due to people coming off it quickly. Even though it is sedating it can seriously alter your sleep architecture which will prove problematic in the long run. Have you considered medical acupuncture to assist with sleep?
Frankly, I don't prescribe xanax (alprazolam) for insomnia and I try to steer clear of it for anxiety when possible. ...Read more

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When would self-injectable epinephrine be prescribed for a food allergy or allergies?

When would self-injectable epinephrine be prescribed for a food allergy or allergies?

Severe allergy: This would be prescribed for a serious food allergy that has the potential to cause as a serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. A history of hives or respiratory symptoms caused by a food ingestion with evidence of allergy to that food on testing suggests the need to carry epinephrine. Common foods would include peanut, tree nuts, fish, or shellfish, although any food can be implicated. ...Read more

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Could one use epinephrine (epi-pen) for a severe esthma attack? Thanks in advance.

Yes: In Asthma, there is Bronchospasm. Narrowing of the Air passage. Epipen (epinephrine) is used for Anaphylactic reaction where there is sudden closer of Air passage. Make sure you do not have heart disease.
Currently there are many Inhalers and Special medicine which helps Bronchospasm without affecting Heart.
Go to Hospital. ...Read more

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What is lidocaine and epinephrine used for treating; is it only for numbing?

What is lidocaine and epinephrine used for treating; is it only for numbing?

Numbing: Yes, Lidocaine with Epinephrine is usually used for numbing before a procedure such as repair a laceration but only in certain areas except hands, fingers-those require Lidocaine only. ...Read more

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How epinephrine work during the stress response?

How epinephrine work during the stress response?

Fight & flight: In response to a perceived threat, Epinephrine prepares your body to fight with or flee the predator/other aggressor. It signals your heart to pump harder, increase blood pressure, open airways in the lungs, narrow blood vessels in the skin and intestine to increase blood flow to major muscle groups, and works with other stress hormones like cortisol. It's adaptive acutely, but not chronically. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get my tooth extracted with local anesthetic without epinephrine?

Is it safe to get my tooth extracted with local anesthetic without epinephrine?

Yes: Sure, Epinephrine in local anesthetic helps it last longer and makes it bleed less. For most dental work it can be avoided if you are sensitive to it. ...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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I've been taking Effexor (venlafaxine) for three weeks and am getting an "adrenaline rush" feeling. Is this a temporary side effect, or likely not to go away?

I've been taking Effexor (venlafaxine) for three weeks and am getting an "adrenaline rush" feeling. Is this a temporary side effect, or likely not to go away?

Side effect: Not uncommon with this medication when you start it. If it continues for another 2-3 weeks, talk to your prescribing healthcare provider. This side effect usually goes away in 4-8 weeks. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How long can the side effects of epinephrine last?

Minutes to hours: The Epinephrine will be metabolized rather quickly by the liver/renal drug metabolism system, then rendering it ineffective. However, the side effects may last longer, such as rapid pulse, feeling of palpitations, headache, increased blood pressure. ... But generally we are talking minutes. ...Read more

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How long does novocaine without epinephrine last in your blood stream?

Not sure: The effects of the non-epinephrine anesthetics usually wear off in 30 - 60 minutes, depending upon the dose used and the patient's metabolism and the type of administration -- local or block placement. How long it remains in your blood stream I do not know. Might have to take blood and test to know the answer to that. Might be some reports under metabolization of anesthetics. ...Read more

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Severe neuro reactions to local anesthesia half of a small vial carbocaine separately also epinephrine TIA under gen anesth what is safe at dentist

Two Ideas: You may want to try to find a dentist with experience using the biolase iplus hard and soft tissue dental laser. With most patients, using this laser cavities can be cleaned and prepared for a dental restoration painlessly.

If any drugs are to be used, with your history, then treatment in a hospital with a dental service is advisable, so appropriate medical assistance is available. ...Read more

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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 more

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How do people end up with an epinephrine overdose?

By getting to much: Epinephrine, the fight or flight hormone that activates the alert system in face of a dangerous situation, like coming face "to face with a lion, like a guy about to stab you....Some will stay and fight, some will flight. Most common use is to get a fibrillating heart to return to normalcy; or saving life from a life threatening allergic reax (like bee sting). But too much can also threaten life. ...Read more

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What makes adrenal gland produce too much epinephrine?

Tumor: A tumor, called pheochromacytoma is the usual cause of excess catecholamine production. This is a rare and dangerous disease that needs expert medical and surgical intervention. ...Read more

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How is epinephrine administered?

Many: It depends on why you are using it but Epinephrine can be given intramuscularly, sub-cutaneously, intravenously or also as a nasal spray. There is no pill form. ...Read more

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What are Epinephrine injections used for?

Epinephrine: "Epinephrine is a chemical that narrows blood vessels and opens airways in the lungs. These effects can reverse severe low blood pressure, wheezing, severe skin itching, hives, and other symptoms of an allergic reaction.
Epinephrine injection is used to treat severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). " See: http://www. Drugs. Com/mtm/epinephrine-injection. Html ...Read more

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Who should not use Epinephrine injections?

Epinephrine injectio: Lidocaine and Epinephrine are often injected together. "Lidocaine is contraindicated in patients with a known history of hypersensitivity to local anesthetics of the amide type." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/lidocaine-and-epinephrine-injection. Html ...Read more

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What do low levels of epinephrine indicate?

I don't: Know how and why you had Epinephrine levels drawn. They are very rarely indicated or evaluated because they're rarely a cause of medical problems. Or do you just "think" you may have low epinephrine? What are the symptoms that led to the evaluation? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Can children be given Epinephrine injections?

Can children be given Epinephrine injections?

If indicated: Epinephrine is used in children when necessary to prevent life threatening illness. ...Read more

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How can I increase nor epinephrine production?

Don't think, do...: When you encounter something that causes you to be anxious, have the courage to work through it and beat it. When you know something will be exciting (and safe to your kind and body, turn it into a challenge and an adventure. ...Read more

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How do you properly dispose of expired epinephrine shots?

Return to pharmacy: Your pharmacist will likely dispose of them for you. Another option is to ask your blood drawing station. They dispose of needles regularly. ...Read more

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My epinephrine levels are less than 10 and it says the normal range is 10-200. What could this be?

Means nothing: You should not draw any conclusion from it. Maybe 19 out of 20 people run a spot Epinephrine of 10 or above, but if you didn't, it's nothing at all. ...Read more

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Is epinephrine only secreted for the "fight or flight" response or it only gets higher during the "fight or flight"?

Is epinephrine only secreted for the "fight or flight" response or it only gets higher during the "fight or flight"?

Always around: Epinephrine is a catecholamine, and is present most of the time, if not indeed always. It's not only secreted by the adrenal gland, but also in some neurons in the cns. Good question. As a surgeon, an Epinephrine secreting tumor in the adrenal gland, a pheochromocytoma, is an interesting and sometimes challenging problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can there ever be a shortage in epinephrine an and (or) nor-epineprine production? If yes, what are the probable causes of d shortage? What is the cure?

Adrenal depletion: Healthy energy levels allow the stress hormones you mention (plus others) to only be called upon for emergencies. Myriad reasons for poor energy can call upon those hormones for everyday things. This gets you through for awhile but taxes the body in many ways and wears those glands out. Good link: http://www. Createvibranthealth. Com/services/adrenal-regeneration/
i don't know of a cure, they may. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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