Epinephrine Overview


Epinephrine is a prescription medications used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions in adults and children. Epinephrine  belongs to a group of drugs called sympathomimetic agents. They relax muscles in the airways and tighten the blood vessels, reversing severely low blood pressure and symptoms of allergic reaction.

This medication comes in an injectable form and is injected in the thigh during a serious allergic reaction.

Common side effects of epinephrine include fast and irregular heartbeat, sweating, and nausea. 

Seek emergency medical attention, even after epinephrine use, to treat severe allergic reactions.

How was your experience with Epinephrine?

First, a little about yourself

Tell us about yourself in a few words?

What tips would you provide a friend before taking Epinephrine?

What are you taking Epinephrine for?

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  • Other
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Bradycardia
  • Bronchial Spasm
  • Glaucoma, Open-angle
  • Heart Arrest
  • Heart Block
  • Hypotension
  • Shock, Septic
  • Tachycardia, Ventricular
  • Ventricular Fibrillation

How long have you been taking it?

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  • Less than a week
  • A couple weeks
  • A month or so
  • A few months
  • A year or so
  • Two years or more

How well did Epinephrine work for you?

Did you experience many side effects while taking this drug?

How likely would you be to recommend Epinephrine to a friend?

Epinephrine Brand Names

Epinephrine Drug Class

Epinephrine is part of the drug class: