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is a stimulant derived from plants in the genus Ephedra. It has
been used to treat various ailments for thousands of years,
particularly in China.
In modern times ephedrine has been widely used and available
without a prescription in most parts of the world, but the last few
decades began to see restrictions placed on the drug's sale and
use, largely stemming from attempts to control manufacture of
Currently most areas allow sale of only very small non-prescription
dosage strengths, though the drug still sees widespread use as a
Ephedrine is a versatile medication commonly used as a:
short ephedrine is a central nervous system stimulant which
produces effects similar to other stimulants, from caffeine to
amphetamine; it enhances alertness, endurance, heart rate and blood
pressure, while diminishing the need for sleep and food.
Unfortunately it also carries similar risks of heart issues,
dangerously high blood pressure, and addiction.
Taken with care, ephedrine poses little risk to otherwise healthy
adults. The vast majority of severe side effects are the
consequence of recreational misuse.
Dosage & Administration
The ideal dosage and administration frequency will vary by the
ailment being treated and overall patient condition. In general use
can be broken into two categories:
- Appetite suppressant
- Weight-loss aid
- Low Blood Pressure treatment
- Concentration aid
conditions, such as asthma, may be treated either way; patients may
take ephedrine regularly as a preventative measure, or only
sporadically when an attack begins.
Regardless of the condition being treated or the mode of
administration, there are some general safety guidelines to keep in
mind when using ephedrine:
- As-needed, occasional use to address a sporadic problem, such
as an asthma attack or to improve focus for a task;
- Consistent, regular use to address a long-term issue, such as
controlling low blood pressure or to achieve weight loss.
may be taken without food, but taking with food may help ease
nausea. Plenty of fluids should be consumed to prevent
Many patients build up resistance to ephedrine if taken frequently,
in which the medication's effectiveness decreases. Effectiveness is
restored if use is stopped periodically.
Warnings & Adverse Reactions
As previously mentioned, for the most part effects of this
medication are similar to those of any other stimulant, including
side effects. Most are mild and do not interfere with
Other medications may interfere with ephedrine's effectiveness, and
vice versa. This includes non-prescription treatments, supplements,
and particularly recreational stimulants such as methamphetamine
and cocaine. A complete list of known interactions can be found in
the literature that comes with the medication.
Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use this or other
stimulants without first discussing possible risks with a doctor.
- 8 to 12.5 mg are generally considered safe. Most
non-prescription ephedrine products contain 8 to 12.5 mg. For many
patients this dosage is sufficient to improve alertness and
- Most medical conditions such as asthma or low blood pressure
are treated with 25 to 50 mg, taken as frequently as every 3 to 4
- 150 mg should not be exceeded in a 24 hour period. More than 50
mg should not be taken in one dose without explicit doctor
- Taking 400 mg or more in less than 24 hours is considered very
- Patients with high blood pressure, heart issues and other major
medical conditions are at considerably greater risk of serious
adverse reactions at any dosage level.
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2016-09-13 21:53:34 EST
I have allergies ans asthma and this is the only medicine that works.
2013-11-21 08:46:53 EST
I have asthma and this helps with my daily breathing , the humidity here is high and doesn't help at all with my allergies either.
2013-11-21 06:28:33 EST
Have asthma and sinuses allergies need to take on a daily basis .
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