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How is epinephrine administered?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: IV or IM usually

For cardiac arrest, epi is typically given iv, but for most allergic reactions, im (intra-muscular) is preferred as it can be quickly administered.
Subcutaneous injection is no longer recommended. Oral forms don't work. Inhaled forms can help croup. For more info on using epi, go to my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/10/self-injectable-epinephrine-how-to-do-it-right/.

In brief: IV or IM usually

For cardiac arrest, epi is typically given iv, but for most allergic reactions, im (intra-muscular) is preferred as it can be quickly administered.
Subcutaneous injection is no longer recommended. Oral forms don't work. Inhaled forms can help croup. For more info on using epi, go to my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/10/self-injectable-epinephrine-how-to-do-it-right/.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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