Top
20
Doctor insights on: Ephedrine

Share
Dr. Robert Kalina
136 doctors shared insights

Ephedrine (Overview)

Ephedrine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart failure drug (cardiovascular drug).


1

1
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

Dr. Robert Kalina
136 doctors shared insights

Ephedrine (Overview)

Ephedrine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart failure drug (cardiovascular drug).


2

2
What is the medication ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

What is the medication ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

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. ...Read more

5

5
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

6

6
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

7

7
Can you tell me if i could use ephedrine/caffeine to stretch my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) script?

Can you tell me if i could use ephedrine/caffeine to stretch my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) script?

No: The reason that you have to go to a doctor and get a prescription for adderal is because it requires the medical knowledge of a health professional to use it safely. Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) has been banned in the us because of its toxicity, and neither Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) nor caffeine are substitutes for your medication.Don't play doctor, and take your medication as prescribed.If trouble paying, talk to md-there is help. ...Read more

8

8
Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) side effects and risks?

Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) side effects and risks?

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. ...Read more

9

9
What is the treatment for ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) overdose?

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

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. ...Read more

10

10
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

11

11
What is ephedrine sulfate used for?

What is 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

12

12
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

13

13
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

15

15
What is the medication ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

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. ...Read more

16

16
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

17

17
What is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)? What does it do?

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. ...Read more

18

18
What is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)? What does it do?

What is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)? What does it do?

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. ...Read more

19

19
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

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
57 doctors shared insights

Ephedrine Sulfate (Definition)

Ephedrine sulfate is a stimulant which is a ...Read more