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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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 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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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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What is the difference between ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and amphetamine?

What is the difference between ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and amphetamine?

They are both: Psychostimulants. Ephedrine's effects are less potent but last longer than amphetamine. ...Read more

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For what reasons ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is given in myasthenia gravis?

see below: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) appears to be an effective treatment for dok-7 cms. It is well-tolerated by most patients and improvement in strength can be profound. Determining the long-term response and the most effective dosing regimen will require further research. This is related to a special type of myasthenia gravis. Please see your doctor before beginning any therapy. ...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 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 would experts say about action of ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) if it is given in myasthenia gravis?

Muscle strength: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is sometimes given to improve muscle strength in myasthenia gravis. The effect of Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) was unspecific and probably due to arousal from drowsiness. ...Read more

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Took 15mg of Adderall and supplemented it with 25 mg of ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate). Will I get the same effect?

No, and you shouldn't: Be playing doctor (or pharmacist). Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) has been removed from the American market for some time because it has a great potential to increase pulse and blood pressure, and was associated with a number of severe adverse events in patients taking them, as was phenylpropylamine. What you are doing is abuse, and is not helping your ADHD. Discuss with your psychiatrist if you are having problems. ...Read more

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I am using this an I wanna know if I can I drink dbl ephedrine sulfate 30mg in 1ml or do I have to inject it. I don't want to inject. Its in a glassvil?

Don't use.: This is speed. Speed kills! Drug abuse can ruin your life and destroy your relationships. Don't do it. Get help if you won't listen to me. Ever known a speed freak that had a productive and happy life? There's a reason you have not. Why think that drug abuse will be safe for you when it is no safe for anyone else? No one is that special. ...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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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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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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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) 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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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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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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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

Dr. Robert Kalina
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Ephedrine (Definition)

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


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Ephedrine Sulfate (Definition)

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