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Ephedrine is a sympathomimetic amine commonly used as a stimulant, appetite suppressant, concentration aid, decongestant, and to treat hypotension associated with anaesthesia.
What is Ephedrine?
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Ephedrine is used to relieve congestion due to clods, flu, hay fever, and allergies, and for temporary relief of shortness of breath, chest tightness, and wheezing due to bronchial asthma. Ephedrine may also be used for other conditions as detemined by your doctor.
Ephedrine is a decongestant and bronchodilator. it works by reducing swelling and constricting blood vessels in the nasal passages and widening the airway, allwoing you to breathe more easily.
Do not use Ephedrine if:
. Yor are allergic to this medication.
. You are taking furazolidone or have taken a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor (eg, pheneizine) in the last 14 days
. Yor have severe high pressure, severe heart blood vessel disease, a repid hearthbeat, or severe heat problems
Cantact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Ephedrine:
Some medical conditions may interact with Ephedrine. Tell your doctor or phamacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
. If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
. If you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
. If you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
Some medicines may interact with Ephedrine. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Ephedrine may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Ephedrine:
Use this medication as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Ephedrine.
Important safety information:
Possible side effects of Ephedrine:
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
Dizziness; headache; nausea; nervousness; restlessness; sleeplessness; stomach irritation.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); difficulty urinating.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. Proper storage of Ephedrine:
Store this medication at room temperature, between 59 and 77 degrees F (15 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Ephedrine out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Ephedrine. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
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