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Which ingredient is the active chemical in an epi-pen?
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Dr. Thomas Shen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Epinephrine
Epipen contains synthetic epinephrine.
It is used for anaphylaxis. It will cause vasonconstriction, increased heart rate and efficiency. It has both Alpha and beta agonist activity and with such will increase blood pressure and decrease edema in an emergecy situation. Epipen comes in two doses of 0.15mg for children and 0.3mg for adults.

In brief: Epinephrine
Epipen contains synthetic epinephrine.
It is used for anaphylaxis. It will cause vasonconstriction, increased heart rate and efficiency. It has both Alpha and beta agonist activity and with such will increase blood pressure and decrease edema in an emergecy situation. Epipen comes in two doses of 0.15mg for children and 0.3mg for adults.
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Epinephrine
Epi pen is the brand name of the drug Epinephrine which is prescribed for patients with anaphylaxis.

In brief: Epinephrine
Epi pen is the brand name of the drug Epinephrine which is prescribed for patients with anaphylaxis.
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