Like all medicines this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The following side effects have been reported: anxiety; dyspnoea (difficulty in breathing); nervousness; fear; sweating; palpitations (irregular or faster heart beat); tachycardia (increased heart rate); pallor; tremors; weakness; dizziness; headache; nausea; vomiting; coldness of the extremities; hallucinations; syncopes; hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar levels); hypokalaemia (low potassium levels in the blood); metabolic acidosis (increased acidity in the blood); mydriasis (dilatation of the pupil).
In high dosages or for patients sensitive to adrenaline, side effects are: cardiac dysrhythmia (irregular heartbeats/cardiac arrest); hypertension (with risk of cerebral haemorrhage); vasoconstriction (narrowing of the blood vessels for example cutaneous, in the extremities or kidneys); acute angina attacks; risk of acute myocardial infarction.
Repeated local injections may produce necrosis (tissue damage) at the site of injection as a result of vascular constriction (blood vessel constriction).
In all cases, after administration of Adrenaline injection medical supervision is necessary.
Reporting of side effects: If any side effects are experienced, talk to the doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed.