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Since epipen (epinephrine) can temporary relax the air way, can epipen (epinephrine) used for asthma attack in emergency situations when no asthma medication available?

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Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Theoretically yes, an Epinephrine shot would work, but the use of inhaled beta adrenergics (albuterol) is preferred.

In brief: Yes

Theoretically yes, an Epinephrine shot would work, but the use of inhaled beta adrenergics (albuterol) is preferred.
Dr. Steven Neish
Dr. Steven Neish
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Dr. Sunil Mehra
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes it can

Absolutely, it is life saving in case of emergency.

In brief: Yes it can

Absolutely, it is life saving in case of emergency.
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Dr. Sunil Mehra
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Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes if severe

You can use an epi-pen in an emergent situation if you have severe difficulty.
Getting air into your lungs, and/or you are unable to get emergency care quickly. It should be used if you have no other options.

In brief: Yes if severe

You can use an epi-pen in an emergent situation if you have severe difficulty.
Getting air into your lungs, and/or you are unable to get emergency care quickly. It should be used if you have no other options.
Dr. David Fink
Dr. David Fink
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