What is Epinephrine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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

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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 57 28
Food allergy 36 26
Chemical/venom allergy 18 12
Oral allergy syndrome 3 2
Asthma 2 0

Show all 16 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
Severe 1
Moderate 8
Mild 11
None 24

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Epinephrine

Side effect Patients
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) 4
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
0.3mg as needed 15
1mg/ml as needed 10
0.5mg/ml as needed 7
0.03 0.3mg as needed 1
2 0.3mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Epinephrine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
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
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 14

Stopped taking Epinephrine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 9
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 25
Usually 7
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 10
A little hard to take 19
Not at all hard to take 13
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 2
$50-99 2
$25-49 1
< $25 12
Not specified 24

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Epinephrine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Epinephrine (EpiPen Auto-Injector) 1

Patients stopped taking Epinephrine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Epinephrine (EpiPen Auto-Injector) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Epinephrine.