Re: First Aid Kit Content List
Steven M. Horvath (horvath@COMM.MOT.COM)
Wed, 13 Sep 1995 09:42:27 -0500
> Regarding the Epi-pen ... as you say, this is prescription drug and you
> need to make sure that it is used ONLY on the relevant individuals.
> Epinephrine can cause problems if used inappropriately.
Epinephrine is sold in the U.S. as Epidrine, a less concentrated form of
Epinephrine. It is prescribed in either a nasal or pill form and is
typically used to treat asthma. Epidrine can be harmful in people with
hypertension as the drug is a form of amphetamine, and will raise blood
pressure. It can also have a negative effect on those suffering from various
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