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Do i need a prescription to buy ammonia inhalants?

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Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Consult dr. 1st!: Most experience has shown a tendancy for abuse of amonia inhalants . It's the treatment of choice for fainting prevention & treatment. It produces near-instantaneous relief for lightheadedness. This is the only pproved use for these inhalants, ammonia inhalants merely treat the symptom - do nothing for the underlying cause of the fainting. I don't recommend use without advice of ur dr!
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher commented
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Many people no longer use them. Ammonia is a potent irritant. The treatment is worse than the faint. Best thing to do for fainting person is to lay them down and wait for the brain to reset.
Apr 7, 2013

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