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About Adrenaline

Adrenaline is used in helping to open up the air passages to make breathing easier for those with various lung problems such as severe asthma.

Your Prescribing Doctor Must Know

Tell your physician if you have experienced any of these conditions for Adrenaline:
  • Brain damage or disease
  • Heart disease
  • Overactive thyroid
  • Blood vessel disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • An unusual or abnormal reaction to epinephrine, sulfites, other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
  • Glaucoma
  • Pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • Breastfeeding

If you are pregnant, breast feeding or currently trying to become pregnant, make sure your doctor is aware of your maternal condition; as Adrenaline may not be recommended for certain situations.

Administering Adrenaline

It is important that you leave regular intervals between every dose of medication. Doing so will help the efficiency of this drug. Every prescription comes with instructions on the reverse side of each bottle or packaging. It is important that you follow the written instructions carefully as not all of them are identical.

Adrenaline in the aerosol form is to be inhaled through the mouth. You need to shake the canister well and tilt your head back slightly before breathing out completely. Then, empty as much air as possible from your lungs, keep the canister in the upright position and place the inhaler inside of your open mouth. Take one puff (press down on the inhaler) and breathe in deeply but slowly. You will need to hold your breath for at least 10 seconds. If more than one puff is needed you should wait 1 2 minutes between puffs. Remember, when taking Adrenaline or any prescription drug to always follow the label closely and do not take more than directed.

Adrenaline should only be taken as instructed by a professional physician. Be sure to remember not to stop taking this medicine without consulting your physician first about how to stop safely. If you are researching this medication for your child, keep in mind that children often have special dosage instructions. Ask your physician about these differences prior to starting this medication if this is the case.

What if I Miss a Dose of Adrenaline

In the event that a dose of Adrenaline was missed, take one as soon as you can. But if your next scheduled dose is near, wait until that next dose is due and just skip the one you’ve already missed.

Caution: You should NEVER take double or extra doses of Adrenaline. Always ask your physician further about missed doses, as he may have special instructions.

Conflicting Medications

Always consult the doctor who prescribed Adrenaline to you; as this is only a partial interacting medicines list:
  • Thyroid hormones
  • Linezolid
  • Medicines for migraines
  • Bromocriptine
  • Medicines for high blood pressure
  • Medicines for hay fever and other allergies
  • Medicines that make the uterus contract
  • Heart medicine
  • Beta blockers often used for high blood pressure or heart problems
  • Medicines for mental problems and psychotic disturbances
  • Medicines for mental depression
  • Medicines for colds and breathing difficulties
It is important that your physician knows if you are currently taking any medications along with Adrenaline; as there may be conflicting interaction. Let your physician know if you:
  • Are a smoker
  • Use any other legal or illegal drugs or substances
  • Consume alcohol or caffeine on a regular basis

All of the activities listed above could affect the results you see from taking Adrenaline.

Adrenaline Common side effects

The following are side effects known to be common of Adrenaline and they are experienced by users. These are common, side effects but if you feel uneasy or they persist do not hesitate to contact your physician.

  • Nausea
  • Anxiety or nervousness
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Increased sweating
  • Drowsiness or dizziness

None of the above listed side effects require immediate medical attention. If you continue to experience these Common side effects for a few days, consult your prescribing physician for more advice. It is very important that you do not try to treat these symptoms on your own. Note: that elderly patients have a higher likelihood of experiencing side effects.

Adrenaline Least Common side effects

The following side effects are rare and should not be taken lightly. If you experience any of these less common side effects from taking Adrenaline consult your healthcare professional immediately. The following are less common side effects associated with Adrenaline:

  • Swelling of the face
  • Numbness in finger or toes
  • Flushing
  • Difficulty breathing, wheezing
  • Vomiting
  • Skin rash, hives
  • Irregular heartbeats, palpitations or chest pain

It is important that you contact your physician right away if you've experienced any of the Less Common side effects listed above.

Adrenaline Precautions

You should receive physical checkups on a regular basis; especially while taking prescription medicines. This is an easy way to monitor your progress and ensure your physical health as well. Your body may build up a dependency on Adrenaline and you may experience dizziness or drowsiness up to a few days after you stop taking this medication.

Patients are advised not to operate heavy machinery or automobiles until the full effect of Adrenaline is known. Do not consume alcohol while taking Adrenaline. Make sure your doctor is aware of upcoming surgeries you may have scheduled; or will be scheduling while taking this medication.

Contact your doctor for professional advice if you experience a cold, coughs or allergies. You should not try to treat yourself for such symptoms. Some ingredients found in other medications may have conflicting affects while taking Adrenaline and may affect desired results. Adrenaline cannot be given to any person without a prescription. Sharing Adrenaline is against the law.

How To Store Adrenaline

The following is general storage information for Adrenaline:

  • It is important that you store Adrenaline at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Make sure Adrenaline is kept away from direct sunlight and moisture.
  • Be sure to store Adrenaline out of reach of any pets or small children; in a small childproof container.
  • Dispose of any expired or unused Adrenaline properly.

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Conditions of USE: The prescription drug information on this database is to be used for instructional purposes only; it is not intended to substitute for the knowledge of a healthcare professional. Please consult a physician before and while you are taking Adrenaline. If you experience any other side effects while taking Adrenaline please consult an experienced professional. This database does not contain all the information regarding Adrenaline nor is it intended to cover all possible directions, side effects, and uses. If you need more information regarding Adrenaline, contact your physician or any other healthcare provider.

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