Epinephrine for Croup
The doctor may give your child epinephrine medicine to help open swollen Reference breathing tubes Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window if your child has moderate to severe Reference croup Opens New Window. Epinephrine is given through a Reference nebulizer Opens New Window in a process called a breathing treatment.
One breathing treatment with epinephrine may be enough, but sometimes children with croup symptoms need a second treatment or a different medicine to take later at home. Children will be watched in the doctor's office or emergency department for several hours after getting a breathing treatment with epinephrine to be sure another treatment is not needed.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference May 29, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics