Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Epinephrine

Synonym(s): Adrenalin

Introduction

Name

  • Epinephrine.

Class of drug

  • Adrenoceptor stimulant (sympathomimetic).

Description

Chemical name

  • (R)-4-[1-hydroxy-2-(methylamino)ethyl]-1,2-benzenediol.
  • (-)-3,4-dihydroxy-alpha-[(methylamino)methyl] benzyl alcohol.

Molecular formula

  • C9H13NO3.

Physical properties

  • Solution.

Storage requirements

  • Epinephrine is sensitive to light and air, and is unstable in 5% dextrose.
  • Store in a dark-colored bottle or keep in box.

Uses

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Indications

  • Anaphylaxis.
  • Cardiac arrest.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Derived fromThe Veterinary Formulary.4th edn (1998) Bishop Y (Ed). British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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