Generic Name : EPINEPHRINE (INJECTION/NASAL/OPTHALMIC) ABSTRACT – Epinephrine is a popular chemical drug that is used to treat severe...
Epinephrine is a popular chemical drug that is used to treat severe low blood pressure, wheezing, severe itching, hives and other symptoms that are characteristics of severe anaphylaxis. Apart from being able to treat symptoms of anaphylaxis or septic shocks, this adrenergic bronchodilator is found in the nasal and ophthalmic forms to treat nose stuffiness and for causing mydriasis during an eye surgery, respectively. Epinephrine, generally branded as Adrenalin, is categorized as a catecholamine agent as well as a vasopressor agent.
- Epinephrine is to be taken as directed by the doctors. Consume this drug only as prescribed to avoid overdose or other harmful effects.
- The injection form of the drug is generally given through a vein, but an auto-injector device is also readily available for single use and dispose. The device comes with instructions that are to be followed in case of allergies.
- Ophthalmic Epinephrine is administered by the doctor while nasal Epinephrine is to be taken after blowing the nose as needed.
- General Adult Dosage available:
Injection – 1mg/mL, 0.5%, 0.3mg
- Ophthalmic – Borate 1%, Borate 0.5%
- Topical (Nasal) – 1mg/mL, 10mg/mL
SIDE EFFECTS –
- Breathing difficulties
- Fastened heartbeats
RARE SIDE EFFECTS –
- Hypersensitivity reactions
DRUG INTERACTIONS –
Epinephrine has major interactions with 36 different drugs.