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Epinephrine

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 03, 2019

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 content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.
  • Severe Allergic Reaction

  • Local Anaesthesia

  • Cardiac Arrest

  • Bleeding

  • Glaucoma

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Noradria 2mg injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Noradria 2mg injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Patient's ability to drive and use machines may be affected by the anaphylactic reaction.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Epinephrine, please consult your doctor.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Epinephrine as ingredient

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This medication works by stimulating both the alpha and beta-adrenergic receptors of the sympathetic effector cells that leads to vasoconstriction and increase in blood pressure.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Clodict 100Mg Tablet

    ARKAMIN 100MCG TABLET

    Cloneon 150Mg Injection

    Catapres 150Mcg Tablet

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