Adrenalin


AstraZeneca | Adrenalin (Medication)


Desc:

Adrenalin/epinephrine is indicated for intravenous injection in treatment of acute hypersensitivity, treatment of acute asthmatic attacks to relieve bronchospasm, and treatment and prophylaxis of cardiac arrest and attacks of transitory atrioventricular heart block with syncopal seizures (Stokes-Adams Syndrome). The actions of epinephrine resemble the effects of stimulation of adrenergic nerves.

Adrenalin/epinephrine is in a class of medications called sympathomimetic agents. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and tightening the blood vessels. ...

Side Effect:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome when using Adrenalin:minor redness, burning, irritation, or numbness at the application site; lightheadedness; nausea.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur when using Adrenalin:severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); confusion; dizziness; fainting; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; loss of consciousness; mental or mood changes; nervousness; paleness; redness or warmth of skin; ringing in the ears or hearing changes; seizures; sensation of heat or cold; shortness of breath; swelling or blistering of skin; tremors or twitching; vision changes or double vision; vomiting. ...

Precaution:

Tell your healthcare provider if you are allergic to epinephrine products, sulfites, or if you have any other allergies. Your doctor may tell you to use epinephrine injection even if you are allergic to one of the ingredients because it is a life-saving medication.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking. Also tell your doctor if you are taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor or have stopped taking it within the past two weeks.

Inform your doctor if you suffer from high blood pressure, a heart rhythm disorder, coronary artery disease, Parkinson's disease, diabetes, or a thyroid disorder.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...