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Adrenalin

Adrenalin

PATIENT INFORMATION

Advise patients or their caregivers about common adverse reactions associated with the use of epinephrine including an increase in heart rate, the sensation of a more forceful heartbeat, palpitations, sweating, nausea and vomiting, difficulty breathing, pallor, dizziness, weakness or shakiness, headache, apprehension, nervousness, or anxiety. These symptoms and signs usually subside rapidly, especially with rest, quiet and recumbent positioning.

Warn patients with a good response to initial treatment about the possibility of recurrence of symptoms and instruct patients to obtain proper medical attention if symptoms return.

Warn patients with diabetes that they may develop increased blood glucose levels following epinephrine administration.

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/9/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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