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Epinephrine

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Synonym(s): Adrenalin, adrenaline

Introduction

Name

  • Epinephrine.

Class of drug

  • Catecholamine with both alpha- and beta-adrenergic activity.

Description

Chemical name

  • (R)-4-[1-hydroxy-2-(methylamino)ethyl]-1,2-benzenediol.
  • (-)-3,4-dihydroxy-alpha-[(methylamino)methyl] benzyl alcohol.

Molecular formula

  • C9H13NO3.

Physical properties

  • Solution.

Storage requirements

  • Epinephrine is sensitive to light and air, and is unstable in 5% dextrose.
  • Store in a dark-colored bottle or keep in box.

Uses

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Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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Precautions

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Withdrawal Periods

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Rosanski E A, Rush J E, Buckley G J, Fletcher D J, Boller M; RECOVER Advanced Life Support Domain Worksheet Authors (2012) RECOVER evidence and knowledge gap analysis on veterinary CPR. Part 4: Advanced life support. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio) 22 (Suppl 1), S44-64 PubMed.
  • Based on Small Animal Formulary. Tennant Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.