Which medications in the drug class Beta1/Beta2 Adrenergic Agonists are used in the treatment of Plasmapheresis?

Updated: Mar 08, 2021
  • Author: Elliot Stieglitz, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Beta1/Beta2 Adrenergic Agonists

Adrenergic agonists cause vasoconstriction, reduce vascular permeability, and bronchodilation. They are vitally important in treating acute angioedema associated with allergic reactions affecting upper airways. Their benefit in other types of laryngeal edema (eg, acute hereditary angioedema [HAE]) is less certain.

Epinephrine (EpiPen, Adrenalin, Twinject)

Epinephrine is used in cases of laryngeal edema. It has alpha-agonist effects that include increased peripheral vascular resistance and reduced vascular permeability.


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