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Doctor insights on: Ephedrine Sulfate Vs Ephedrine Hcl

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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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What is the difference between herbal ephedra and ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) HCl itself?

What is the difference between herbal ephedra and ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) HCl itself?

Plant vs alkaloids: Ephedra is an actual plant (aka mormon tea, or chinese ma-huang) which contains the stimulating alkaloids Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and pseudoephedrine. Some dietary supplement products used for weight loss and to enhance athletic performance contain these alkaloids. Synthetic Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and Pseudoephedrine are found in over-the-counter decongestants and cold medicines, and are used to treat asthma. ...Read more

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What happens if someone was given ketorolac tromethamine mixed with ephedrine sulfate and phenalephrine HCl via needle?

What happens if someone was given ketorolac tromethamine mixed with ephedrine sulfate and phenalephrine HCl via needle?

Pain relief, HR up: Ketorolac (Toradol), is a strong NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory), ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is like adrenaline, and phenylephrine is a vasoconstrictor. So... the toreador will reduce pain, the the other two, at high enough doses, will increase the heart rate, or just vasoconstrictor and reduce bleeding. ...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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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) 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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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 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) 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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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

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Ephedrine Sulfate (Definition)

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