Product Name:epinephrine injection
Contains: adrenaline tartrate 1.8mg
Package: 1ml ampoule*10/ box
What is epinephrine injection?
Epinephrine injection is used to treat severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) to insect stings or bites, foods, drugs, and other allergens. Epinephrine is also used to treat low blood pressure that is caused by septic shock.
Epinephrine injection works to reverse wheezing, severe skin itching, hives, and other symptoms of an allergic reaction and also helps with severely low blood pressure. Epinephrine is a is a hormone and neurotransmitter that acts on alpha and beta receptors to cause the muscles in the airways to relax, and it causes the blood vessels to narrow. Epinephrine is from the drug class of medicine called sympathomimetics.
Epinephrine auto-injectors may be kept on hand for self-injection by a person with a history of severe allergic reactions. An Auto-Injector is a hand-held device that automatically injects a measured dose of medicine, it is easier to use in an emergency compared to using vials and needles.
Epinephrine is also known as adrenaline and adrenalin.
Before taking this medicine
Before using epinephrine auto injector or injection, tell your doctor if any past use of epinephrine injection caused an allergic reaction to get worse.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- heart disease or high blood pressure;
- Parkinson’s disease;
- depression or mental illness;
- a thyroid disorder; or
Having an allergic reaction while pregnant or nursing could harm both mother and baby. You may need to use epinephrine during pregnancy or while you are breastfeeding. Seek emergency medical attention right away after using the injection.