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.

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Is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) the same as epinephrine? During my csection my bp plummeted and had chest discomfort. The anesthesiologist gave me ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate). Is that the same as epinephrine for allergic reactions?

Similar. but not as effective as epinephrine it is available for nasal decongestion in OTC nasal sprays. Obviously it has cardiovascular effects and is NOT as effective in cases of severe allergic reactions! Hope this helps! Dr Z. Read more...
No. Epinephrine is what the body produces and possess both alpha and beta adrenergic activities. Ephedrine (ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) sulfate) releases norepinephrine from cells and the effect and onset of action are variable and certainly much delayed. It must not be used for anaphylaxis. There is no place for the use of ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) in medicine nowadays. Read more...
Medicine names. ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is not the same as epinephrine. Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is a standard medicine used in anesthesia to raise blood pressure. Read more...
Not quite. Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is a synthetic drug that works by stimulating nerve endings to release norepinephrine and epinephrine, substances - hormones - that are produced in our body. Although the pharmacologic mechanism and the end action is very similar, these are two different medications, epinephrine being much more potent. Read more...