Adrenalin (Epinephrine Injection Solution)

Name: Adrenalin (Epinephrine Injection Solution)

Uses of Adrenalin

  • It is used to treat a very bad allergic response.
  • It is used during eye surgery.
  • It is used when the heart is not beating.
  • It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Adrenalin?

For all uses of Adrenalin:

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take Adrenalin. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Do not give into the fingers, hands, or feet. Doing so may lead to lower blood flow in these areas. If this medicine is given on accident, get medical help right away.
  • If you are allergic to sulfites, talk with your doctor. Some products have sulfites.
  • If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), you will need to watch your blood sugar closely.
  • If you are 65 or older, use Adrenalin with care. You could have more side effects.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this medicine while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

For use in the eye:

  • Bright lights may bother you. Wear sunglasses.

What are some other side effects of Adrenalin?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Dizziness.
  • Nervous and excitable.
  • Shakiness.
  • Upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Anxiety.
  • Restlessness.
  • Feeling tired or weak.
  • Sweating a lot.
  • Pale skin.
  • Headache.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about this medicine, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Adrenalin (epinephrine injection solution) or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Adrenalin. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

Review Date: October 4, 2017

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