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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Epinephrine (epinephrine systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: adrenergic bronchodilators, catecholamines, vasopressors and is used to treat Adams-Stokes Syndrome, Allergic Reactions, Anaphylaxis, Asthma - acute, Asystole, AV Heart Block, Cardiac Arrest, COPD - Acute, Electromechanical Dissociation, Oral Allergy Syndrome, Pupillary Dilation and Shock.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Glaucoma treatment


Cardiac stimulant

α- and β-Sympathomimetic agent

Chemical Names

(R)-1-(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)-2-(metylamino)etanol (IUPAC)

(-)-α-3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)-β-metylaminoetanol (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Epinephrinum (Latin)
  • Epinephrin (German)
  • Epinéphrine (French)
  • Epinefrina (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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