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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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Dr. Robert Kalina
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Ephedrine (Definition)

Ephedrine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart ...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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What are ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) alkaloids for?

What are ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) alkaloids for?

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

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Which promethazine pills contain ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

None that I know of: Firstly, ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is no longer available in the US market, because of serious side effects - elevated pulse, blood pressure and risk of stroke. Same is true with PPA (phenylpropanolamine), a similar decongestant. Am not aware of any combination medications currently available. In the 1950s the combination was used in the treatment of allergies. There may still be combination products in Canada. ...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) 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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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

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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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Antidote for beta blocker overdose?

Antidote for beta blocker overdose?

Answer: If severe or symptomatic, intravenous pressers (drugs that mimic adrenaline) and/or temporary pacing is needed. This is not to be tried at home kids! if not severe and patient young/healthy, might only need close monitoring and IV fluids in icu. I hope this person is in a hospital! ...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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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

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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

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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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Why is digoxin contraindicated in ventricular tachycardias?

Why is digoxin contraindicated in ventricular tachycardias?

Ventricular tachycar: Ventricular tachycardia is a dangerous cardiac rhythm and one of the abnormal rhythms caused by digoxin toxicity. Digoxin could cause worsening of VT or conversion to vf. ...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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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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Is there a difference between ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and pseudoephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

Different drugs: They are chemically related, but Pseudoephedrine is safer, has fewer side effects (elevated blood pressure, pulse, increased anxiety etc.) and for the most part, pseudoephredrine and phenylephrine have replaced Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) in most cold medicines. Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is still around, used in lots of chinese herbal remedies and weight loss drugs. I do not recommend Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) for any of my patients. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Ephedrine Sulfate (Definition)

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