Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before using epinephrine/adrenaline injection. There are no contraindications for using adrenaline HCl injection in a life-threatening situation.
There are not enough studies in pregnant or nursing mothers to determine the risk of using adrenaline injection during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Consult your physician or healthcare professional before use of adrenaline HCl injection during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Consult your doctor or health care professional if you have diabetes, sulfite allergies, heart rhythm problems, high blood pressure, overactive thyroid, or Parkinson’s disease before using adrenaline injection.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise. When used in life-threatening allergic reactions, epinephrine is injected into the outer side of the thigh. For allergic reactions in adults, usual dose is 0.3mg SC or IM in the thighs.
Tell your doctor if you are using digoxin, levothyroxine, phentolamine, allergy medications, beta blocker medications (like propanol), heart rhythm device, diuretics, MAO inhibitors, depression medications, or ergot medications. These drugs may affect how the epinephrine works. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with epinephrine injection.
Adrenaline hydrochloride injection should be stored room temperature away from heat, moisture, and direct light. It should be kept away from children and should be disposed properly when expired.