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do you need to be 18 to buy bronkaid from walgreens because it contains ephedrine sulfate?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Probably: ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) like pseudo-ephedrine (Sudafed), can be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, so it requires that you have ID and sign for it, and generally have to be over the age of 18, and the amounts you can get will be limited. Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) itself was removed from most medications and is limited to low dose preparations because of its propensity to cause high blood pressure and rapid pulse.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) overdose?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Supportive care: Support of cardiac and central nervous system functions. Prevention of seizures and cardiac arrhythmia. Depending on severity, hospitalization and cardiac monitoring may be necessary.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Whats ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) content of sida cordifolia vs. Ephedra?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Ephedra>>cordifolia: Ephedra sinica, has a total alkaloid content of 1–3% by dry weight. Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) constitutes 40–90% of the alkaloid content(wikipedia entry). Natural sources of Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) are no longer used to make pseudoephedrine, because synthetic processes are cheaper. Ephedra must have a lot more Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) than sida cordifolia, because it was only source used commercially before synthetics were available.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are medical used of ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

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Dr. Karl Spector
Addiction Medicine 25 years experience
Stimulant: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is an amphetamine-like substance that has been used medically for asthma, as a decongestant, cold/flu symptoms, and to aid in weight loss. It has been banned in the us since 2004 because it can dangerously raise blood pressure, cause heart rhythm problems and, in rarely, even death. There are too many risks and as there are so many other meds to use instead, to use it any more.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) kinda like adderral?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
No: Ephedrine is chemically related to amphetamine (adderall), but they are different enough that Ephedrine has little or no benefit with respect to adhd. Both do dry up nasal membranes, though.
A 44-year-old member asked:

If i take ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) could one of the side effects make me feel like i can't breath?

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Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) stimulates beta-adrenergic receptors and releases norepinephrine. Adverse reactions are insomnia, nausea, headaches , dizzines, s anxiety , palpitations , tachycardia. The question is why are you taking it.? This is not a drug that you should be doing without physicians oversight. Please see your physician.

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