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Is there a difference between epinephrine and albuterol?

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Dr. James Marx
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In brief: Yes

Primatene mist previously available without a rx was just epinepherine.
Overuse was associated with bad side effects like stroke and heart attack. Albuterol has less pronounced effects on the heart so its safer. Primatene has been taken off of the retail market because of the problems.

In brief: Yes

Primatene mist previously available without a rx was just epinepherine.
Overuse was associated with bad side effects like stroke and heart attack. Albuterol has less pronounced effects on the heart so its safer. Primatene has been taken off of the retail market because of the problems.
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