Confusion about epinephrine dosing leading to iatrogenic overdose: a life-threatening problem with a potential solution.

  title={Confusion about epinephrine dosing leading to iatrogenic overdose: a life-threatening problem with a potential solution.},
  author={Manreet Kaur Kanwar and Charlene Babcock Irvin and John Joseph Frank and Kathryn B Weber and Howard Seeman Rosman},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  volume={55 4},
Epinephrine is indicated for various medical emergencies, including cardiac arrest and anaphylaxis, but the dose and route of administration are different for each indication. For anaphylaxis, it is given intramuscularly at a low dose, whereas for cardiac arrest a higher dose is required intravenously. We encountered a patient with suspected anaphylaxis who developed transient severe systolic dysfunction because of inappropriately received cardiac arrest dose, ie, larger dose given as an… CONTINUE READING
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