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Epinephrine Katelyn Bray Sacred Heart University Abstract There are many advertisements for different drugs that can be either reliable or misleading
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depending on what they’re trying to sell. The following paper explores an advertisement on the drug Epinephrine. The advertisement provides information about what is needed when allergic reactions are prone to happen. However, it is highly recommended to learn more about this drug before buying it and using it. Other important information of this drug includes, cost, side effects, common name brands, and public health impact. Overall, the purpose of an advertisement is to draw attention to an audience, so that the product will be sold to many people. The advertisement does a good job at this but does not identify every variable listed above. The active ingredient in Epinephrine is Adrenaline Acid Tartrate, and this drug is used to treat allergic reactions. The drug seems to be effective and has been widely known for many years. Compared to other drugs that treat allergic reactions, Epinephrine seems to be the popular choice and the most efficient one as well. Drug Project: Epinephrine Epinephrine is an injection that is used along with medical treatments to treat allergic reactions. This drug is in a class of medications called alpha- and beta-adrenergic agonists (sympathomimetic agents). Common name brands may be Adrenaclick, Adrenalin, Auvi-Q,
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EpiPen, and Twinject. Epinephrine is the treatment for anaphylaxis and “absorption is rapid and complete if administered IM in the anterolateral aspect of the thigh. Subcutaneous epinephrine is not routinely recommended due to delayed absorption.” (PDR) The active ingredient for this drug is adrenaline acid tartrate. “Adrenaline acid tartrate is equivalent to adrenaline 1:1000 (1 mg/1 mL) with sodium metabisulfite and sodium chloride in water for injections BP.” (Medsafe) There are a few chemical names that belong to Epinephrine which is 1,2-Benzenediol, 4-[(1R)- 1- hydroxy-2- (methylamino)ethyl]-, or (-)-3,4-Dihydroxy-α-[2(methylamino)ethyl]benzyl alcohol. Epinephrine may be bought in a pharmacy in your local area or prescribed in a doctors’ office. The average cost of an epipen twin pack in the United States is around $150 to $600, without insurance or discounts. In other countries, such as Australia, a twin pack is sold for only $38. When using an epipen, the required dosage come in two different strengths. When using the 0.15mg, it is recommended for patients 33-66 pounds, and for patients more than 66 pounds, is isrecommended to use 0.3 mg.
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