Epinephrine belongs to a class of drugs known as alpha-beta-adrenergic agonists. It is used to cure severe allergic reactions that are caused by insect bites, foods, medications, latex and other causes not listed here as well. It functions by relaxing the muscles, tightening the blood vessels, reducing swelling and stimulating the heart.
On using Epinephrine you may experience side effects such as nervousness, sweating, headache, vomiting, nausea, anxiety, paleness and dizziness. Inform your doctor if any of these reactions persist and worsen over time.
Before using Epinephrine tell your doctor or pharmacist if: you are allergic to any medicines, foods, substances or any ingredient contained in this medication, you are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs, you have chest pain, irregular heartbeat, asthma, high blood pressure, depression, Parkinson’s disease, you are pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding a baby.
This medication needs to be injected into the body. It comes as a pre-filled automatic device containing a solution. You can inject the medication under the skin or intramuscularly. The usual dose is about 0.5 to 1 mg taken once a day.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.