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Epinephrine (Epipen®, Adrenalin®)
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith
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Epinephrine is primarily used to treat anaphylaxis (severe, immediate allergic reactions to insect bites, drugs, and other allergens) and for cardiac resuscitation in dogs, cats, and other pets. Signs of anaphylaxis include sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma, rapid heart rate, weak pulse, and difficulty breathing. NOTE: Epinephrine comes in two different concentrations: 1:1,000 and 1:10,000. Do not confuse the concentrations when determining the correct dose. Epinephrine is only used in severe, life-threatening emergencies as a supportive therapy until professional veterinary care can be given at a hospital or clinic. If you give your pet epinephrine, contact a veterinarian immediately. Epinephrine may cause anxiety, tremors, excitability, vomiting, high blood pressure, and abnormal heart rhythms.


Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.


If you think your pet has been poisoned...

Contact your veterinarian or one of the Animal Poison Hotlines (listed below) if you think your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

**ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center

1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435). $65.00 per case, billed to caller's credit card.

Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 888-299-2973.

There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service.

**Pet Poison Helpline - 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

1-800-213-6680 ($35.00 per incident). Staffed 24-hours a day.


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