epinephrine

If you’re prone to allergies or if you ever had anaphylaxis attack, your doctor will prescribe epinephrine. It’s adrenaline injection which comes as a pre-filled automatic injection device containing a liquid solution and in vials to inject under the skin or into the muscle.

It is usually injected as needed at the first sign of a serious allergic reaction. Epinephrine injection should be used exactly as directed; shouldn’t be injected more often or less than prescribed by the doctor.

The injector comes with a single dose of medication to inject into the thigh muscle. If a person is allergic, they should teach their entire family and all friends how to inject the adrenaline in case of an emergency.

If the person you’re with needs epinephrine because they are not breathing, or moving, you may need to perform CPR. This can be done even without formal CPR training. CPR means doing chest presses, about 100 per minute until emergency arrives. It’s important to know how to perform CPR, it’s one of the most important things to be skilled at if you know someone who uses epinephrine and is allergic to something.

  1. May 31, 2017

    Thanks for the useful post! This is unknown to me since I don’t have anyone close suffering allergies, but you never know what can happen. having something so simple to save your life is truly a great medical achievement.

  2. June 9, 2017

    Purified active epinephrine is obtained from the adrenal glands of domesticated animals or prepared synthetically for clinical use. Epinephrine may be injected into the heart during cardiac arrest to stimulate heart activity. Epinephrine is also used to treat anaphylaxis.

  3. June 16, 2017

    Very helpful discussion and we know that Epinephrine is a chemical that narrows blood vessels and opens airways in the lungs as well! Low blood pressure, wheezing, severe skin itching, hives, and other symptoms of an allergic reaction etc. are the effects. Epinephrine injection is used to treat severe allergic reactions to insect stings or bites, foods, drugs. Thank you so much.

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