Adrenalin Chloride

Name: Adrenalin Chloride

Usual Adult Dose for Cardiac Arrest

Injectable Solution of 0.1 mg/mL (1:10,000):
-IV: 0.5 to 1 mg (5 to 10 mL) IV once; during resuscitation effort, 0.5 mg (5 mL) should be given IV every 5 minutes
-Intracardiac: 0.3 to 0.5 mg (3 to 5 mL) via intracardiac injection into left ventricular chamber once
-Endotracheal: 0.5 to 1 mg (5 mL to 10 mL) via endotracheal tube directly into bronchial tree once

-Intracardiac injection should only be administered by personnel well trained in this technique and only if there has not been sufficient time to establish an IV route.

Use: For prophylaxis and treatment of cardiac arrest and attacks of transitory atrioventricular heart block with syncopal seizures (Stokes-Adams Syndrome)

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends:
-IV or intraosseous: 1 mg IV or intraosseous every 3 to 5 minutes during cardiac arrest
-Endotracheal: 2 to 2.5 mg endotracheally every 3 to 5 minutes during cardiac arrest if IV or intraosseous route cannot be established

Use: For administration during cardiac arrest

Usual Pediatric Dose for Asthma - Acute

Injectable Solution of 0.1 mg/mL (1:10,000):
-Neonate: 0.01 mg/kg IV slowly once
-Infant: 0.05 mg IV slowly once; may repeat at 20 to 30 minute intervals as needed

Use: For the treatment of acute asthmatic attacks to relieve bronchospasm not controlled by inhalation or subcutaneous administration of other solutions of the drug

Liver Dose Adjustments

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Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.


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Other Comments

Administration Advice:
-Consult specific manufacturer product information for administration instructions.
-Auto-injector: For single use only; inspect for particulate matter and discoloration; insert IM or subcutaneously into the anterolateral aspect of the thigh, through clothing if necessary; if the patient is a child, hold the leg firmly in place to limit movement prior to and during injection.
-Adrenalin(R): Not for ophthalmic use.
-Inspect visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit; do not use if solution is colored, cloudy, or contains particulate matter.

Storage requirements:
-Auto-injector: Store in outer case provided to protect from light; store at room temperature; do not refrigerate.
-Injectable Solution: Protect from light and freezing; store at room temperature; multiple-use vial must be discarded 30 days after initial use.
-Ampule: Store at room temperature; protect from light, freezing, and alkalis and oxidizing agents.

Reconstitution/preparation techniques:
-The manufacturer product information should be consulted.

Patient advice:
-There is a possibility of recurrence of anaphylaxis symptoms after a good response to initial treatment; obtain medical attention following use of this drug.
-Consult patient information leaflet for further advice.