U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 35-year-old member asked:

what is the medication ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
A stimulant: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is similar to the stimulants the body makes itself - adrenaline, noradrenaline and dopamine, and does many of the same things - raises blood pressure and pulse, is a decongestant, appetite suppressant. Because of its risks, most doctors no longer prescribe it, and use pseudoEphedrine (ephedrine sulfate) (sudafed) instead as a decongestant mainly. It is still found in many herbal drugs, esp from china.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A 45-year-old member asked:

Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) side effects and risks?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Steven Cohen
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Cardiac: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is a form of adrenalin. It can cause increase in heart rate, elevated blood pressure and even abnormal heart rhythm. It was associated with the deaths of a major league pitcher and a college football player a few years ago. Just because something is over the counter, it may not always be safe.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is ephedrine sulfate effect?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate): Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is like "speed". It is a pharmacologic cousin to amphetamine. You may feel rapid heart rate, palpitations, jitteriness, more energy, and have elevated blood pressure.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What is ephedrine sulfate used for?

2 doctor answers1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 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.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) too easy to od on?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes. : See my other answers about dangers of Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) in brain and heart. Similar to ecstacy.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Were can I buy sida cordifolia ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) pills online?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Why: Why would you purchase a dangerous substance with uncontrolled concentrations of Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and Pseudoephedrine online? Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is banned in us, so you cannot buy it legally there. Many legitimate medicines are sold online only to find that they are sham products. Imagine what could happen with dangerous plants like s cordifilia or ma huang.

Related questions

A 30-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 29-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
A 33-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers1 doctor weighed in
A 36-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Jun 30, 2014

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.