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What is ephedrine sulfate used for?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Stimulant: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is a dangerous stimulant that has been linked to brain & cardiac problems. It was sold for weight control and as an energy booster before it was made illegal to sell in us.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Stimulant: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is a dangerous stimulant that has been linked to brain & cardiac problems. It was sold for weight control and as an energy booster before it was made illegal to sell in us.

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What is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)? What does it do?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
A plant-based drug: Ephedra species are plants whose medicinal powers were known for millenia. The main active chemical in them was called ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) and is closely related in structure to our own neurotransmitters epinephrine and norepinephrine (aka adrenaline and noradrenaline), as well as amphetamine and its cousins. It is a decongestant mainly, but also a stimulant, increasing wakefulness, pulse and BP.

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