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How do people end up with an epinephrine overdose?

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

Epinephrine Overdose (Definition)

An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. "Symptoms of overdose may include: sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body, sudden difficulty speaking, slow or fast heart rate, shortness of breath, fast breathing, confusion, tiredness or weakness, cold, pale skin, ecreased ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Epinephrine overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Epinephrine overdose?

Epinephrine overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. "Symptoms of overdose may include: sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body, sudden difficulty speaking, slow or fast heart rate, shortness of breath, fast breathing, confusion, tiredness or weakness, cold, pale skin, ecreased urination" REF: https://medlineplus. Gov/druginfo/meds/a603002.html ...Read more

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What is the treatment for epinephrine overdose?

What is the treatment for epinephrine overdose?

Depends: How Severe?: Minor Epinephrine intravascularly can cause symptoms such as racing heart, palpitations, anxiety feeling which should only require supportive help until the epi is metabolized. Epi intraarterially (can cause
constriction and necrosis) needs to be reversed immediately with phentolamine. ...Read more

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What is the safest intravenous administration of the drug epinephrine?

Close supervision: This is a strange question. IV epinephrine is typically only used in an ICU setting for people who are critically ill. It must be given under constant supervision, as too much will cause death. Epinephrine is also used for severe allergic reactions causing anaphylaxis. In this situation, it is given intramuscularly through an autoinjector (prefilled with the correct amount) ...Read more

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If a person accidently overdosed on humalog, would an epipen (epinephrine) help?

Glucagon is better: Glucagon will raise the blood sugar faster and with less side effects. It has to be injected like epinephrine. ...Read more

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Why does the drug xylocaine (lidocaine) sometimes contain epinephrine?

Why does the drug xylocaine (lidocaine) sometimes contain epinephrine?

Long action: Epinephrine will allow using higher dose of xylocaine (lidocaine) and so will work longer time. Also it will cause spasm in blood vessels and this will limit bleeding. ...Read more

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What must I remember if I have drug allergies besides epipen (epinephrine)?

What must I remember if I have drug allergies besides epipen (epinephrine)?

See below: I would also remember to carry benadryl (diphenhydramine). And if severe enough, you should have a medic alert tag. ...Read more

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How does adrenalin/epinephrine drug affect the cardiovascular system?

How does adrenalin/epinephrine drug affect the cardiovascular system?

Raises: They will cause a rise in blood pressure by constricting blood vessels/arterioles and raises the heart rate by stimulating the beta receptor. ...Read more

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Can an epipen (epinephrine) save you from the effects of date rape drugs?

Can an epipen (epinephrine) save you from the effects of date rape drugs?

Unfortunately, no: Epipens (epinephrine) can reverse life-threatening allergic reactions, not counter the pharmacological effects of drugs. Certain foods, stinging/biting insects, medications, and latex can set off allergic reactions -- including hives, itching, flushing, and swelling of the lips, tongue, and roof of mouth; throat & chest tightness, etc. Date rape drugs cause entirely different effects -- unless you're allergic. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to medicine: do I have to carry an epipen (epinephrine) if I avoid it?

Allergic reaction to medicine: do I have to carry an epipen (epinephrine) if I avoid it?

Know epipen (epinephrine): Epipen (epinephrine) is recommended to be carried if there is a risk, even a remote risk, of a severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis. This might occur inadvertendly. If the medicine to be avoided has zero chance of contact, then Epipen (epinephrine) might not be carried. If can be given by accident, for example, an over the counter drug, then it is best to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Can using 0.3ml lidocaine with 1:100, 000 epinephrine during dental work interacts with bystolic, (nebivolol) benicar/hct or isosorbide mononitrate medicine.?

Can using 0.3ml lidocaine with 1:100, 000 epinephrine during dental work interacts with bystolic, (nebivolol) benicar/hct or isosorbide mononitrate medicine.?

Probably not: Although Lidocaine is a vasodilator, there is no clinical evidence of any drug interactions or special precautions needed. However, if during the injection, some of the anesthetic were to be introduced directly into a blood vessel, the Epinephrine could cause a minor and short acting increase in heart rate. ...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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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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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.. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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When should I use the epi-pen with epinephrine?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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At what point should I use my epipen (epinephrine)?

Immediately: Use your Epipen at the first signs of a severe allergic reaction which can occur minutes to hours after exposure. Signs can include itching or swelling of the mouth and throat, hives, shortness of breath, coughing, or dizziness. If you are unsure you are having a reaction, it is generally better to use the Epipen. Call 911 or have someone get you to an emergency room after using your Epipen. ...Read more

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Is there a way to administer epinephrine non-intravenously?

Yes: Can be given subcutaneously like epi pens for allergy, direct intraarterial but very rare, and in endotracheal tubes. They are used as injections to control bleeding sometimes from peptic ulcer bleeding or bronchial bleeding in the lungs. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about when to use the epipen (epinephrine)?

Acute allergy: Epipen (epinephrine) is for an acute allergic reaction. If you have a known allergy & come into contact with that allergen for any reason, you may develop a reaction. If you develop sudden shortness of breath, wheezing, throat closing, face/lip/tongue swelling, or severe rash (more than just mild non-raised redness on 1 part of your body), inject the epipen (epinephrine) into a large muscle (e.g. thigh) immed. & call 911. ...Read more

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I have one EpiPen, (epinephrine) do I need two? Or is one enough?

I have one EpiPen, (epinephrine) do I need two? Or is one enough?

2 is better: Anaphylaxis treatment can be unpredictable and sometimes requires 2 doses or more of epi. Hence, if the 1st dose isn't successful at reversing anaphylaxis symptoms, having another dose is great. At the same time, seeking immediate medical attention is important as sometimes, IV fluids are required if the EpiPen (epinephrine) is unsuccessful at elevating the blood pressure if the blood pressure is low. ...Read more

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What are some possible side effects from the injection of epinephrine?

What are some possible side effects from the injection of epinephrine?

Hyper-alert sx: 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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Adrenaline (Definition)

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Epinephrine (Definition)

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