Epinephrine is a sympathomimetic drug that stimulates both alpha and beta receptors. The drug is used in cardiopulmonary arrest to stimulate and restore cardiac rhythm. Epinephrine is also important for treatment of severe bronchospasms and stridor. Patients with severe drug reactions,hypotension, and anaphylaxis are also candidates for epinephrine. Common side effects include hypertension and tachycardia.
Dr. James L. Johnson