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What's the difference between ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and pseudoephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

What's the difference between ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and pseudoephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

Not a lot: Same chemical formula, just slight difference in direction of a side chain. But this little difference does give a little bit different effect, or intensity of effect in body. That oh on top, with one it points forward, with the other it points back, thats it. ...Read more

Allergy (Definition)

An allergy is an exagerated immune responce to a typically benign trigger. You can have allergic responces to many things like pollens, animal dander, foods, medications, among other things. Symptoms may be bothersome, but benign, or can be fatal. Not all reactions to exposures are allergies and if you think you may be allergic , i recommend being evaluated by ...Read more


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What is ephedrine sulfate effect?

What is ephedrine sulfate effect?

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. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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What is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) used for?

What is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) used for?

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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How safe are cordifolia ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) pills?

How safe are cordifolia ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) pills?

Not very!: They are of mixed potency (active ingredient ephedrine) which can elevate blood pressure, cause cardiac arrhythmias, hypoglycemia, and are quite dangerous if you take thyroid. A proper diet is more effective in losing weight than this bogus nutritional supplement! ...Read more

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Is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) an effective medicine?

Ephidrine: Its a medication used to address severe hypo-tension(low bp) at times for shortness of breath for specific reasons and usually provided in IV or through skin injection. ...Read more

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Is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) another name for adrenaline?

Is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) another name for adrenaline?

Similar but diff: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is a compound that is found in some natural products (in small amounts) and is used in many otc drug products, and in a lot of "natural remedies". It's actions are very similar to adrenaline. In low doses, it can be a mild stimulant, like caffeine. In higher doses, or in susceptible people, it can be dangerous. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pseudo ephedrine hydrochloride & pseudo ephedrine sulfate?

What is the difference between pseudo ephedrine hydrochloride & pseudo ephedrine sulfate?

Same medicine: These are essentially equivalent. It depends on whether the Pseudoephedrine itself, which is an alkali, was stabilized with hydrochloric or sulfuric acid. Both are quite safe. ...Read more

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How does ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) treat myasthenia gravis?

It doesn't: If you or a family member has myasthenia gravis, there are many approaches to successfully treat this, but ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is not either an approved or successful approach to treat the condition. Best to find an experienced neurologist to deal with this potentially complex disorder. ...Read more

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Is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) kinda like adderral?

Is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) kinda like adderral?

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. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pseudo ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) drops and spray?

What is the difference between pseudo ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) drops and spray?

Concentration : Starts with solution of Pseudoephedrine then it is either sprayed (as in nostril) or swallowed (as in decongestant). Difference is in concentration of active drug and inert ingredients (used for solubility stability and absorption). Follow your doctors advice for safe usage. ...Read more

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What is ephedrine sulfate effect?

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. ...Read more

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What are medical used of ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

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. ...Read more

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Is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) bad for you?

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. ...Read more

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Is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) an effective medicine?

Ephidrine: Its a medication used to address severe hypo-tension(low bp) at times for shortness of breath for specific reasons and usually provided in IV or through skin injection. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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Ephedrine (Definition)

Ephedrine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart ...Read more