Epinephrine and its use in anaphylaxis: current issues

@article{Simons2010EpinephrineAI,
  title={Epinephrine and its use in anaphylaxis: current issues},
  author={K. Simons and F. E. Simons},
  journal={Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  year={2010},
  volume={10},
  pages={354–361}
}
  • K. Simons, F. E. Simons
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • Purpose of reviewEpinephrine is a life-saving medication in the treatment of anaphylaxis, in which it has multiple beneficial pharmacologic effects. Here, we examine the evidence base for its primary role in the treatment of anaphylaxis episodes in community settings. Recent findingsWe review the practical pharmacology of epinephrine in anaphylaxis, its intrinsic limitations, and the pros and cons of different routes of administration. We provide a new perspective on the adverse effects of… CONTINUE READING
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