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Ephedrine is a sympathomimetic that acts directly and indirectly on the sympathetic nerves.
The second case appears to be one of significant long-term abuse; the high consumption of ephedrine over 23 years was a likely cause of the case's predisposition to stroke and the eventual fatality.
While it was possible that her stroke was precipitated by the vasoconstricting and hypertensive effect of ephedrine, it is difficult to determine with any confidence.
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40% of the thermogenic activity of ephedrine is reported to be due to the activation of the b3 adrenoreceptors in the adipose tissues2.
Ephedrine is referred to as a mixed-acting drug because it activates adrenergic receptors by direct and indirect mechanisms.
Ephedrine use is therefore contraindicated in people prone to hypertension, heart disease, hyperglycemia, hyper- thyroidism, prostate disease and related conditions and in those taking prescription medications3,6.
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 Steroid . com - Steroid profile on EPHEDRINE and other anabolic steroids
Finally, athletes often use ephedrine as a "training booster." Since it has a mild amphetamine-like effect on the central nervous sys-tem (CNS) it improves the concentration, vigilance, and the in-terplay of nerves and muscles.
it is important to note that ephedrine, admin-istered for this purpose, is not to be taken more than three times a week; otherwise, the body gets accustomed to it and the "boost effect" decreases, and much higher dosages are needed.
Ephedrine must not be taken when high blood pres-sure, a severe hyperfunction of the thyroid gland, irregular heart rhythm, or a recent myocardiac infarction are present.
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 Ephedrine: Fast Facts
Ephedrine is a drug derived from the plant Ephedra equisetina.
In its pure form, ephedrine is a white powder, but more often, it's sold in tablet or capsule form or as loose plant material.
Ephedrine triggers a mild burst of energy, due to its similarities to the body hormone epinephrine (or adrenaline) and the street drug methamphetamine.
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 Ephedra and Ephedrine for Weight Loss and Athletic Performance Enhancement: Clinical Efficacy and Side Effects. Summary ...
The majority of studies of both ephedra and ephedrine are plagued by methodological problems (particularly, high attrition rates) that might contribute to bias.
Evidence from controlled trials was sufficient to conclude that the use of ephedrine and/or the use of ephedra-containing dietary supplements or ephedrine plus caffeine is associated with two to three times the risk of nausea, vomiting, psychiatric symptoms such as anxiety and change in mood, autonomic hyperactivity, and palpitations.
Evidence regarding the effect of herbal ephedra or ephedrine on physical performance that reflects its use in the general population (repeated or long-term use by a representative sample) is also needed.
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Ephedrine is a stimulant drug, belonging to a group of medicines known as sympathomimetics.
Ephedrine can produce a number of unwelcome side effects that the user should be aware of.
This is due to that fact that ephedrine tablets are used as the primary base for the manufacture of methamphetamine.
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 Ephedrine (Ephedrine) drug description - prescription drugs and medications at RxList
Ephedrine (Ephedrine) drug description - prescription drugs and medications at RxList
Ephedrine Sulfate Injection, USP is a sterile, nonpyrogenic solution containing ephedrine sulfate 50 mg/mL in water for injection.
Ephedrine Sulfate, USP is a sympathomimetic amine chemically designated
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 Ephedrine (Ephedra) Legal Advice: Speak to lawyers handling injuries associated Ephedra   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ephedrine, also known as ephedra or ma huang, has sickened or killed 800 users.
Ephedra, derived from an Asiatic shrub, contains ephedrine, a stimulant that acts on the central nervous system.
Ephedrine Legal Advice has legal partners and affiliates throughout the US.
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Ephedrine alone is fairly ineffective as an anorectic and thermogenic agent.
Although in humans ephedrine administration can stimulate thermogenesis (increased metabolic rate), the administration of ephedrine alone is fairly ineffective at promoting weight loss and has been shown to be as ineffective as a placebo (3).
Ephedrine alone also fails to increase plasma glycerol and free fatty acid concentrations indicating a negligible effect on lipolysis (5).
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Ephedrine and caffeine are vasoconstrictors and pull blood away from the skin where it flows to be cooled by sweat evaporation from the skin.
Ephedrine, also known as ephedra and ma huang, is a heart stimulant that is used as a performance enhancer, energy booster and weight-loss agent.
Ephedrine may be present in various nutritional supplements or cold medications.
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 What is Ephedrine?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the United States, ephedra and ephedrine are sold in health food stores under a variety of brand names.
Ephedrine is widely used for weight loss, as an energy booster, and to enhance athletic performance.
Ephedrine alkaloids are amphetamine-like compounds used in OTC and prescription drugs with potentially lethal stimulant effects on the central nervous system and heart.
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 Phil Kaplan on Ephedrine
In fact, ephedrine is the raw ingredient used in underground methamphetamine labs to create one of the most addictive stimulants to enter the world of illegal drugs.
The current study suggests that the increased incidence of ma huang toxicity does not stem from differences in the absorption of botanical ephedrine compared with synthetic ephedrine; rather, it results from accidental overdose often prompted by exaggerated off-label claims and a belief that "natural" medicinal agents are inherently safe.
Abstract: Ephedrine and its metabolites are naturally occurring alkaloids that can be derived from evergreens worldwide and have been used as medicinals for hundreds of years.
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 Adverse Events Associated with Ephedrine-Containing Products -- Texas, December 1993-September 1995
She was discharged with a diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction secondary to cardiac spasm and was advised to discontinue use of the dietary supplement that contained ephedrine.
Ephedrine and associated alkaloids are structurally similar to the amphetamines (1) and, by stimulating adrenergic receptors, can increase arterial blood pressure through both peripheral vasoconstriction and cardiac stimulation.
Combinations of ephedrine and caffeine have been documented to have side effects substantially greater than those from the consumption of either compound alone or of a placebo (5-8).
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 Ephedrine and its use in Weight Loss   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While ephedrine is used to treat low blood pressure and chronic asthma, it is more popularly used in diet pills (http://www.ravehard.com/doctor/ephidra.htm).
Ephedrine is usually mixed with other stimulants like caffeine and appetite suppressants to create a pill that companies claim help a person to lose weight without diet or exercise.
Ephedrine is a very controversial drug that has been clinically proven to have adverse side effects if not taken properly.
www.vanderbilt.edu /AnS/psychology/health_psychology/ephedrine_wt.htm   (2168 words)

 Ephedra / Ephedrine (lyberty.com eclectic content)
Ephedrine hydrochloride is available as tablets or for injection (prescription only) and as an elixir or nose drops that can be bought from pharmacies without a prescription.
In general, the effects of ephedrine are similar to those observed with epinephrine but are slower in onset, less potent, and longer in duration.
Ephedrine hydrocloride is also found in what is now being marketed as "herbal esctasy"...
www.lyberty.com /encyc/articles/ephedrine.html   (761 words)

Ephedrine, available in prescription and nonprescription strengths, is sometimes used to dilate bronchi (breathing tubes), making it easier for people with asthma to breathe.
Nonprescription ephedrine nose drops (Vick Vatronol®) or spray (Pretz-D®) are used to relieve nasal congestion due to the flu or hay fever.
Foods that alkalinize the urine may slow the elimination of ephedrine from the body, potentially increasing the actions and side effects of the drug.
www.bodyandfitness.com /Information/Herbal/Research/ephedrine.htm   (499 words)

 Ephedrine - Legal To Buy
Ephedrine (and ephedra) can still be legally purchased in the United States, though you're not going to likely find it as a part of any dietary supplement.
The FDA decision was overturned in a court appeal, though it is still being battled in further court fights.
VasoPro is much cheaper than most weight-loss supplements, and it seems to be a real win-win for people looking for help suppressing their hunger who don't want to spend big bucks in the process based on all feedback (and personal experience) that I've seen.
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 Ephedrine and Ephedra
Ephedrine is one of the main ingredients in today’s most popular thermogenics, products that stimulate thermogenesis.
Ephedrine has been found to affect the lungs, heart, blood vessels, glands, and the central nervous system.
As far as ephedrine’s efficiency as a weight loss utility, “Studies indicate that weight loss with the aid of such products is only temporary.
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 Ephedrine Science - Supplement Review
Ephedrine is one of the most effective and controversial substances used for weight loss.
One of the reasons ephedrine is such a powerful agent is that it operates through a variety of mechanisms, including increasing levels of norepinephrine, epinephrine, and dopamine, and stimulating both alpha and beta adrenoreceptors.
No extensive human studies have been done with regard to ephedrine and thermal regulation or neurotoxicity, but a study with 5 mg/kg of caffeine and 1 mg/kg of ephedrine given before prolonged exercise at a high temperature found that body temperature increases were sufficiently offset by increased heat loss mechanisms (42).
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 Ephedrine (PIM 209)
Ephedrine should not be given in patients being treated with MAOI (or have stopped treatment in the last 14 days) (Dukes, 1988; Parfitt, 1999; Dawson et al., 1995).
Ephedrine salts are used as nasal drops or sprays in the relief of nasal congestion associated with cold or rhinitis.
Ephedrine is readily and completely absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract; plasma peak concentrations are reached an hour after ingestion A single oral dose of 24 mg produced an average peak plasma concentration of 0.10 mg/L (Goldfrank, 1990).
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 Ephedrine and Pseudoephedrine, Novafed, Pretz-D, Sudafed, Vick’s Vatronol
Ephedrine and pseudoephedrine are closely related drugs with actions and side effects similar to the hormone epinephrine (adrenaline).
Ephedrine, available in prescription and nonprescription strengths, is sometimes used to dilate bronchi, making it easier for people with
A test tube study demonstrated that the bronchodilating effects of salbutamol, a drug with similar actions in the lung to ephedrine, were significantly increased by the addition of forskolin, the active component of the herb Coleus forskohlii.
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 Rules - 2002 "Regulation of Pseudoephedrine, Phenylpropanolamine, and Combination Ephedrine Drug Products and ...
The MCA also defined combination ephedrine product and established a 24 gram single transaction limit, notwithstanding the form of product packaging, for sales by retail distributors and distributors required to submit a report under section 310(b)(3) of the CSA (21 U.S.C. 830(b)(3)), and a 1-kilogram threshold for transactions by other distributors, importers, and exporters.
The MCA requires, at Section 402 (codified at 21 U.S.C. 830(b)(3)), that all distributions (regardless of quantity) of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or phenylpropanolamine to non-regulated persons be reported to DEA monthly in a format determined by the Attorney General (delegated to DEA).
For combination ephedrine products the threshold for any sale by retail distributors or by distributors required to submit reports by § 1310.03(c) shall be 24 grams of ephedrine in a single transaction.
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 Article: Ephedrine vs. Synephrine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When you compare a synephrine based mixture to an ephedrine based one for fat burning potential, the ephedrine formulations appear to have the edge, based on available research.
Ephedrine is an indirect and direct acting beta agonist with relatively slight activation of the alpha receptors; synephrine is a direct acting alpha agonist with relatively slight activation of beta receptors, via release of norepinephrine and epinephrine.
At this point, ephedrine has the edge, both in the scientific literature and in the gym, when it comes to fat burning ability.
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The stimulant drug ephedrine, either alone or in combination with caffeine, leads to highly significant performance improvements that would take weeks to acquire through training alone.
That is the clear conclusion of a Canadian military study, which is part of a series set up to clarify the effects of caffeine and ephedrine on physical performance across a broad range of exercsie intensities.
The researchers hasten to point out that their results should not be taken as advocacy for athletes to use ephedrine as an ergogenic aid.
www.pponline.co.uk /encyc/ephedrine.html   (455 words)

 Ephedrine Hydrochloride Profile
Ephedrine hydrochloride is commercially available from a limited number of companies with some restrictions.
The inclusion of ephedrine hcl in the final monograph represents a finding by FDA that ephedrine is generally recognized as safe and effective when labeled in accordance with the monograph.
Moreover, ephedrine hcl has never been eligible to be marketed as a dietary supplement, nor could any claims regarding weight control or energy have been made for products containing ephedrine hcl.
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