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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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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 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

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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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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 ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) too easy to od on?

Yes.: See my other answers about dangers of Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) in brain and heart. Similar to ecstacy. ...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 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

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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

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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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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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Why was pseudo-ephedrine banned?

Why was pseudo-ephedrine banned?

It wasn't: Pseudepredrine (sudafed) is still a major ingredient in decongestants, but has been behind the counter and available without prescription, but you have to sign for it, and there are a limited number of pills you can obtain. The reason is that it can be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, so there are now Federal regulations that restrict its sale, but it is NOT banned. ...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 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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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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Could I lose weight with ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

Could I lose weight with ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

Bad Idea.: If you want sustained weight loss, healthy weight loss - do it with diet ; exercise. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how ephedra (not ephedrine) effect body organs?

Stimulation: Ephedra consumption may include severe skin reactions, irritability, nervousness, dizziness, trembling, headache, insomnia, profuse perspiration, dehydration, itchy scalp and skin, vomiting, and hyperthermia. More serious potential side effects include irregular heartbeat, seizures, heart attack, stroke, and death. ...Read more

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Do people generally lose weight with ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

Do people generally lose weight with ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

Wouldn't recommend: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) has way too many side effects, and this got it removed from the FDA approved drug list, so it is not legally available in the US. It increases pulse and blood pressure, causes anxiety and insomnia, and has been associated with severe problems in small numbers of people (heart attack, stroke). Studies have shown that stimulants are not good in achieving weight loss, keeping it off. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take orlistat and ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) at the same time?

Is it okay to take orlistat and ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) at the same time?

Ask your physician: Posts like this are always challenging to respond to because I do not know you, your medical history, current allergies/list of medications, etc. Please ask your primary care physician this question...It is better for you if you do. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and what does it do?

See below: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is available in the us as a nonprescription medication for relief of breathing problems. It is rarely used because there are safer and more effective medications (e.g., albuterol, pseudoephedrine). Ma huang/ephedra is an herbal/dietary supplement that was banned by the us fda in 2004 because it has an unreasonable risk with little proven benefit. ...Read more

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Do you need to be 18 to buy bronkaid from walgreens because it contains ephedrine sulfate?

Probably: Ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) like pseudo-ephedrine (Sudafed), can be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, so it requires that you have ID and sign for it, and generally have to be over the age of 18, and the amounts you can get will be limited. Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) itself was removed from most medications and is limited to low dose preparations because of its propensity to cause high blood pressure and rapid pulse. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm thinking of trying ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) to lose weight?

What do you suggest if I'm thinking of trying ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) to lose weight?

I would discourage: You from using this chemical. Take the healthy route. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol ; junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic ; weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I buy herbalean which has 10 mg ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and 200 mcg chromium?

You should not.: The Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is not a good idea. You can take chromium picolinate and lower Insulin to some extent, which may help with weight loss. The Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) not a ggood idea to take! Better to get an rx from your pcp for phentermine, if he feels you need it! ...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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