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Can a person be allergic to epinephrine?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr Maziar Rezvani
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Unusual

But can rarely occur. Usually the allergy is to a compound in the medication.

In brief: Unusual

But can rarely occur. Usually the allergy is to a compound in the medication.
Dr Maziar Rezvani
Dr Maziar Rezvani
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Dr Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No, but sensitive

Epinephrine, or adrenalin, is a normal stress hormone in your body so you cannot be, strictly defined, allergic.
But you certainly can be sensitive to the normal physiologic responses to epinephrine, especially in higher doses. So one may experience fast heart rate, anxiety, sweats, high blood pressure, irregular heart beats, which may be perceived as "allergic" reactions, but actually are not.

In brief: No, but sensitive

Epinephrine, or adrenalin, is a normal stress hormone in your body so you cannot be, strictly defined, allergic.
But you certainly can be sensitive to the normal physiologic responses to epinephrine, especially in higher doses. So one may experience fast heart rate, anxiety, sweats, high blood pressure, irregular heart beats, which may be perceived as "allergic" reactions, but actually are not.
Dr Irv Loh
Dr Irv Loh
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