Epinephrine

Adrenaline

Description

Epinephrine is a direct acting sympathomimetic agent, which exerts effects on both α and β adrenoceptors. It has more pronounced effects on β than on α adrenoceptors, although α effects prevail at high doses. The effects of adrenaline include increased rate and force of cardiac contraction, cutaneous vasoconstriction and broncho-dilatation.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Epinephrine
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A01 Stomatological preparations → A01A Stomatological preparations → A01AD Other agents for local oral treatment
Epinephrine
B Blood and blood forming organs → B02 Antihemorrhagics → B02B Vitamin K and other hemostatics → B02BC Local hemostatics
Epinephrine
C Cardiovascular system → C01 Cardiac therapy → C01C Cardiac stimulants excl. cardiac glycosides → C01CA Adrenergic and dopaminergic agents
Epinephrine
R Respiratory system → R01 Nasal preparations → R01A Decongestants and other nasal preparations for topical use → R01AA Sympathomimetics, plain
Epinephrine
R Respiratory system → R03 Drugs for obstructive airway diseases → R03A Adrenergics, inhalants → R03AA Alpha- and beta-adrenoreceptor agonists
Epinephrine
S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01E Antiglaucoma preparations and miotics → S01EA Sympathomimetics in glaucoma therapy

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