t stimulates the receptors of the sympathetic system in order to relax the smooth muscle associated with the bronchi and iris and acts as a histamine antagonist.
What is adrenaline used for?
L ‘ adrenaline is administered to cope with severe allergic reactions caused by insect bites, from food, from drugs or from various substances (such as, for example, latex).
Find likewise applied in relief of ‘symptoms of asthma, of’ urticaria and angioneurotic edema, some forms of syncope and heart failure and to relax the uterine muscles or inhibit the contractions, nasal congestion associated with fever hay, rhinitis or acute sinusitis.
How is adrenaline administered?
It can be administered in various ways:
- by injections (there may be ready-to-use pre-filled syringes on the market);
- in the form of a nasal solution or an aerosol solution.
Adrenaline side effects
Its possible side effects include:
- heavy, fast or irregular heartbeat
- weakness conditions
- feeling sick
- nervousness, anxiety or restlessness
- uncontrollable tremors
- difficulty breathing
- chest pain
Contraindications and warnings of adrenaline
Before taking it, you should inform your doctor:
- about the presence of any allergies to the active substance, its excipients, sulphites or other drugs;
- of other medicines, phytotherapy or supplements already taken in the past, remembering to mention antidepressants (in the case of MAO inhibitors even if you stopped taking them in the previous two weeks), diuretics, ergot derivatives, levothyroxine, antihistamines, beta blockers and antiarrhythmic;
- if you suffer (or have suffered in the past) from chest pain, depression or other psychiatric problems, Parkinson’s disease , arrhythmias, high blood pressure or other cardiovascular problems, diabetes, hyperthyroidism or arthritis;
- in the case of pregnant or breastfeeding women, in order to verify their contraindications.
In medical emergency conditions, an absolute contraindication to the use of adrenaline is generally not discernible.