What is Epinephrine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: EpiPen Auto-Injector Auvi-Q EpiPen JR Auto-Injector

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Epinephrine is an alpha and beta agonist it is used to treat bronchospasms, bronchial asthma, nasal congestion, viral croup, anaphylactic reactions, cardiac arrest, and adjunctively with local anesthetics.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Anaphylaxis 60 30
Food allergy 39 27
Chemical/venom allergy 19 13
Oral allergy syndrome 3 2
Asthma 2 1

Show all 17 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 10
Mild 11
None 24

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Epinephrine

Side effect Patients Percentage
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) 5
Heart palpitations 3
Jittery feeling 3
Shakiness 2
Agitation with restlessness 1
Brain fog 1

Show all 19 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Epinephrine

Dosage Patients Percentage
0.3mg as needed 8
1mg/ml as needed 6
0.5mg/ml as needed 4
0.03 0.3mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Epinephrine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 6
Course of treatment ended 5
Doctor's advice 2
Side effects too severe 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 15 patients who've stopped taking Epinephrine

Duration

Currently taking Epinephrine

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 9

Stopped taking Epinephrine

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 9
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 27
Usually 7
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 10
A little hard to take 20
Not at all hard to take 14
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 3
$100-199 2
$50-99 2
$25-49 1
< $25 12
Not specified 26

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Epinephrine after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Epinephrine (EpiPen Auto-Injector) 1

Patients stopped taking Epinephrine and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Epinephrine (EpiPen Auto-Injector) 1
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