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A 43-year-old member asked:

Is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) bad for you?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Decongestant: Short term ( a couple of days) use as a decongestant is ok. But it does increase blood pressure, so if you have underlying high blood pressure , i would avoid it. And for that reason, shouldn't take it long term, even if you are healthy.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

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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