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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
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.
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.See 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..
ASAP after...: If you are truly allergic to certain foods, e.g., peanut, or bee venom and you accidentally ingest peanut or get stung by bee, you need Epinephrine as soon as possible. Epinephrine is a life saving medicine.
Intravenous: Yes, you may need epinephrine intravenously from time to time but please make contact with your treating physician to advise you when and when not to take an injection. You will also be advised carefully how to deliver the medication.
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.
Epipen (epinephrine): The Epipen (epinephrine) is used for serious life threatening allergic reactions. In a person afficted with one of those, it will save thier life. No harm. In a person not afflicted with a life threatening allergic event, it will increase the bp, anxiety, pulse, sweatiness but otherwise should be uneventful unless there is a history of coronary heart disease.
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.
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.
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.
Yes but rare: Epinephrine is also known as adrenaline. It can make your heart beat stronger and faster. Certain individuals with pre-existing heart disease may be more prone to a heart attack or irregular heart beat but this is unusual when used for the proper indication and is more likely to save your life.