Is there any difference between ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) HCl and psuedoephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?
Slight. There is slight difference in structure, both are related to amphetamine.
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...