Racemic epinephrine is an Epinephrine variation used for inhalation to induce bronchodilation, reduce laryngeal edema and mucus secretions.
Mechanism of Action
Stimulates both alpha and beta adrenergic receptors. B2 effects more profound. Bronchodilation.
Onset of Action
Treatment of croup (laryngotracheobronchittis).
Tachycardia, dysrhythmias. Monitor vital signs. PT may develop “rebound worsening” 30 to 60 minutes after the initial treatment or when effects subside. All children must be transported to hospital after administration.