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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

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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.

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What are Epinephrine injections used for?

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

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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.

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Am I allergic to epinephrine.

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.

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Pen epinephrine side effects?

Pen epinephrine side effects?

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..

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Can anyone be allergic to epinephrine?

No: Although some people can get shaking and a pounding heart- however this is just what its mechanism of action is when the dose is high enough.

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Can a person be allergic to epinephrine?

Unusual: But can rarely occur. Usually the allergy is to a compound in the medication.

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When should I use the epi-pen with epinephrine?

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.

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How can I administer epinephrine intravenously?

How can I administer epinephrine intravenously?

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.

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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.

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What happens after using an epipen (epinephrine)?

What happens after using an epipen (epinephrine)?

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.

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What do you do if you are allergic to epinephrine?

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.

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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.

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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.

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Could I ask for lidocaine without the epinephrine?

Yes: Local anesthetic Lidocaine does come in different formulations, depending on route and purposes of administration. It is not always mixed with epinephrine.

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Is it possible to die from an epipen (epinephrine)?

Is it possible to die from an epipen (epinephrine)?

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.

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What can happen once I use my epipen (epinephrine)?

Epipen (epinephrine): The symptoms may return. That is why more treatment is needed for the allergic rxn after epipen (epinephrine).

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