The People's Medicine Community ®


Active Ingredient(s): Epinephrine
Category: Asthma

AsthmaNefrin Overview

Epinephrine (also known as adrenaline, adrenalin, or β,3,4-trihydroxy-N-methylphenethylamine) is a hormone and a neurotransmitter.[1] Epinephrine and norepinephrine are two separate but related hormones secreted by the medulla of the adrenal glands. They are also produced at the ends of sympathetic nerve fibres, where they serve as chemical mediators for conveying the nerve impulses to effector organs.[2] The investigation of the pharmacology of epinephrine made a major contribution to t...

Read more AsthmaNefrin Details
Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source:

Recent AsthmaNefrin Forums: RSS Feed

finding atomizer?
3 Replies RSS
Anyone know a source for the atomizer? All local stores are out of stock and if you find one on the web, they're 150.00..... for that price I'm better off at urgent care.... ## I'm in the same boat. I cannot find the atomizer. The pharmacist told me that the product was discontinued. I'm not sure though. I think that some atomizers were recalled. In any event, there's always the option of a nebulizer. It does not fit in your pocket. However, it does work the same as an atomizer. Hope you find relief. ## I gave up on the EZ breathe atomizer a long time ago and bought a different one. I'm using DeVilbiss 45 Lexan Plastic Pocket Nebulizer. It's old school, but works fine for me. ## Posted before about the Asthmanefrin problems. Now you can't get the nebulize...
Updated 7 minutes ago.
Flawed Unit-emergency!
3 Replies RSS
Please: I'm currently on my 4th Asthmanefrin unit, the local stores have exchanged it so far. Now I can't breathe and the unit won't work. I have the racepinephrine liquid refills but no way to get it into my system. Any suggestions for middle-of-the-night/emergency delivery methods?? It doesn't matter how you clean it; this is a flawed product that only works for 1-4 months. ## Hello, Destined! How are you doing? If you're breathing gets so bad that you are in emergency status, you should call 911 for assistance. As to the Asthmanefrin, since this is an over the counter product, you will likely have better luck if you contact the manufacturer about the issues. They list a contact number as 855-999-3926. Do you have any prescription products you use for your asthma? ...
Updated 2 months ago.
Asthmanefrin Medicine Cup
3 Replies RSS
Posted a few entries before. Still using the ultrasonic cleaner but with cold distilled water. Basically they give out in a few months and I have to buy another medicine cup. I wish Nephron would re-design this so it would last a lot longer. ## Hi Glenn, I believe I responded to one of your older entries on the site the last time you posted about this ultrasonic cleaner. Amazing that those medicine cups hold up as long as they do, but it sounds like a marketing ploy to get you to keep buying more if you ask me. One thought though is to contact the manufacturer directly and see if they have a "black box where suggestions go" - in hopes that they'll take the hint and run with it Lol. I posted a link to their contact page below: Do you know if any ot...
Updated 3 months ago.
No more clogging!
Post a Reply
Just wanted to let everyone know what I do to prevent my unit from clogging. I dilute the medicine 2 parts distilled water to 1 part medicine and keep it in a little squeeze dropper bottle. The diluted medicine works better for me as I can take more inhalations without it making my heart race and it keeps the unit from clogging. I usually only clean it once every few days now.
Updated 3 months ago.
Medicine cup cleaning result
3 Replies RSS
As stated before I would post my results. Sm. cap. ultrasonic cleaner from HF Tools (less than $30). Ran it thru 2 three min. cycles using dist. water heated to 90 deg. Improved mist vol. enough to be adequate but short of what a new unit does. Sent report to Nephron w/details and awaiting any response. Hoping they come up with new cleaning procedure because what comes w/product does not work over the long term. In the meantime try this if you are having problems. ## So far I'm having pretty good results with my cleaning method. I'm going to see if I can skip an ultrasonic cleaning for a day and just soak the cup in water. Unfortunately have not heard from Nephron yet. I do hope they will address this issue with their product. ## Hi Glenn, I don't believe I noticed your prev...
Updated 5 months ago.
Cleaning Medicine Cup
Post a Reply
Having the same problem, 2 units replcd. under warranty. Follow the cleaning dir. exactly w/distilled water but units make less and less mist over time. I'm about to try using an ultrasonic cleaner w/warm dist. water. It will either work, won't work or damage the medicine cup. If successful I will post the result.
Updated 1 year ago.
Life or Death
2 Replies RSS
Knowing I have asthma makes life hard enough but when you have a sudden attack and don't have your medication with you, the next best thing is to run to a drug store and get an over the counter inhaler for quick relief so you can make it to the hospital. Primatene Mist was great for that, easy to use and fast acting. Now that it is gone, I thought I could manage with just my medication. I was wrong. Another sudden attack on my way home in the car, my medication packed in a bag somewhere in the trunk. So I stopped at a drug store in hope of finding something for help. I got Asthmanefrin which I almost died on the spot over the price. Paid for it, went out to my car and opened it only to have trouble figuring this thing out. I ended up going to the ER in that town only because the Ast...
Updated 1 year ago.
Cleaning the medicine cup
1 Reply RSS
I clean the unit according to the directions but the mist is a lot less than when it was new. Any suggestion on what or how to clean this better ? Thank you ## I'm sorry, but I am really not familiar with it, so I am not sure I can really be of any help. Are you following all the instructions exactly? If so, then the best idea I had would be to talk to a pharmacist, they may know some other tricks that would be safe, which could help you. Does anyone else have any ideas?
Updated 1 year ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Aerosol: 0.3mg
  • Aerosol, Metered: 0.2mg/inh, 0.3mg, 0.3mg/inh, 5.5mg
  • Injection: 0.15mg, 0.15mg/0.3ml, 0.15mg/delivery, 0.1mg/ml, 0.3mg, 0.3mg/0.3ml, 0.3mg/delivery, 1mg, 1mg/ml, 1mg/ml (1mg/ml), 30mg/30ml (1mg/ml), eq 0.15mg /delivery, eq 0.15mg/delivery, eq 0.3mg /delivery, eq 0.3mg/delivery
  • Not Applicable: 0.225mg/inch + 0.4mg/inch, 0.5mg/in, 0.5mg/inch
  • Pellet: 1.9mg/pellet
  • Solution, 0.2%, 1%, 1/2%, 10mg/ml, 1mg/ml, 1mg/ml (1mg/ml), 2%, 2.25g, 8%
  • Spray, Metered: 1mg/ml
  • Unassigned, 0.5mg, 0.5mg/in, 0.82mg/in, 0.85mg/in, 1.15mg/in
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

Other drugs which contain Epinephrine or a similar ingredient: (38 results)

Possibly related AsthmaNefrin Topics:

Asthmanefrin Medicine Cup Posted a few entries before. Still using the ultrasonic cleaner but with cold distilled water. Basically they give out i...  3