Epinephrine injection is used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions (including anaphylaxis) to insect bites or stings, medicines, foods, or other substances. It is also used to treat anaphylaxis caused by unknown substances or triggered by exercise.

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  • epinephrine
  • Severity: Major
    You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking epinephrine:

    Incidence not known:
    Abnormal or decreased touch sensation
    arm, back, or jaw pain
    bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
    blurred vision
    chest pain or discomfort
    chest tightness or heaviness
    dizziness
    fainting
    fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
    fear or nervousness
    headache
    nausea or vomiting
    paleness of the skin
    pounding in the ears
    restlessness
    shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
    slow or fast heartbeat
    stroke
    sweating
    trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
    troubled breathing
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking epinephrine, get emergency help immediately:

    Symptoms of overdose:
    Agitation
    coldness of the skin
    coma
    confusion
    decreased urine output
    depression
    drowsiness
    hostility
    irritability
    lethargy
    lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
    muscle twitching
    pounding, slow heartbeat
    rapid weight gain
    rapid, deep breathing
    seizures
    stomach cramps
    stupor
    swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
  • (epinephrine) injection, auto-injector