0.3-1mg, initial dose, repeat PRN
Asthma Staticus, rapid relieve of hypersensitivity reactions and mucosal congestions. It stimulates beta adrenergic receptors to produce smooth muscle relaxation.
GI distress, tremor, weakness, pale skin, dizziness, vasoconstriction, increase aqueous secretion and decrease production, tachycardia, and anxiety.
Caution when using with drugs that can sensitize arrhythmias such as digitalis. Potentiation occurs when used with tricyclic antidepressant or monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
Assess lung sounds and vital signs before administration. Monitor for chest pain and other toxicity symptoms. Epi is sensitive to light and air.