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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...

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...