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Epinephrine (Adrenalin, EpiPen) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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Epinephrine (Adrenalin, EpiPen) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

What is the Generic Name for Adrenalin, EpiPen?

epinephrine

What is the Trade Name for epinephrine?

Adrenalin, EpiPen

What are the Indications of Epinephrine (Adrenalin, EpiPen) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

asthma and COPD exacerbations, allergic reactions, cardiac arrest, anesthesia adjunct

What are the Actions of Epinephrine (Adrenalin, EpiPen) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Affects both beta1 and beta2 also has alpha agonist properties resulting in bronchodilation and increases
in HR and BP. Inhibits hypersensitivity reactions.

What is the Therapeutic Class of Epinephrine (Adrenalin, EpiPen) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

antiasthmatic, bronchodilator, vasopressor

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Epinephrine (Adrenalin, EpiPen) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

adrenergic agonist

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Date Published - Jul 31, 2018
Date Modified - May 27, 2018

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