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Ephedrine

Ephedrine Information

Ephedrine Benefits & Uses

Ephedrine is used to treat the following -

Ephedrine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Ephedrine

Ephedrine

Ephedrine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Ephedrine is used -

  1. Nervousness
  2. Altered heart rate
  3. Anxiety Unknown
  4. Decreased blood pressure
  5. Dehydration Unknown
  6. Insomnia Unknown
  7. Dizziness Unknown
  8. Dry Mouth Unknown
  9. Headache Unknown
  10. Loss of appetite
  11. Nausea or vomiting
  12. Tachycardia
  13. Tremor

Ephedrine Related Warnings

Is the use of Ephedrine safe for pregnant women?

Ephedrine should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

Severe

Is the use of Ephedrine safe during breastfeeding?

Taking Ephedrine may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Ephedrine should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

Severe

What is the effect of Ephedrine on the Kidneys?

Ephedrine may cause harmful effects on kidney. if you feel its having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

Moderate

What is the effect of Ephedrine on the Liver?

Side effects of Ephedrine rarely affect the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Ephedrine on the Heart?

The heart can be affected by Ephedrine. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it and consult your doctor. You should restart the medicine only after medical advice.

Moderate

Severe Interaction of Ephedrine with Other Drugs

Ephedrine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Ephedrine Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Ephedrine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Porphyria
  2. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  3. Arrhythmia
  4. Glaucoma
  5. Angina
  6. Heart Disease
  7. High BP (High Blood Pressure)
  8. Hyperthyroidism
  9. Diabetes
  10. Enlarged Prostate

Frequently asked Questions about Ephedrine

Is this Ephedrine habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Ephedrine is addictive.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

After taking Ephedrine, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Ephedrine can make you drowsy.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Yes, but take Ephedrine only as per medical advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, the use of Ephedrine in mental disorders is not effective.

No

Ephedrine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Ephedrine

Information is not available on the interaction of any foods with Ephedrine, due to a lack of research on this.

Unknown

Interaction between Alcohol and Ephedrine

Taking Ephedrine with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

Severe
This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Akovaz (ephedrine sulfate)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 134