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Do albuterol and epinephrine do the same thing?

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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management
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In brief: Yes

Primatene mist previously available without a rx was just inhaled epinephrine.
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. Both are bronchodilators.

In brief: Yes

Primatene mist previously available without a rx was just inhaled epinephrine.
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. Both are bronchodilators.
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
I agree with Dr. Marx. Unfortunately, inhaled epinephrine has made its way back into the market as Asthmanephrin. In my opinion, this is NOT a safe drug and should be avoided. Albuterol has a proven track record.
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