How To Use
- Take ephedrine by mouth with food as directed by the doctor.
- Take ephedrine regularly to get the most benefit from it.
- To help remember, take ephedrine at the same time.
- Quantity is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
- Do not increase your quantity or take this product more often than directed.
- Its different brands & formulations have different instructions on its use & direction. Which should be referred and followed.
- Always keep your doctor or pharmacist informed of allergies & medical conditions that you may have. So that way you stay safe from serious side effects.
- In case condition worsens, seek for immediate medical attention.
Ephedrine is often used to prevent low blood pressure during anesthesia.
Side effects of ephedrine include:
- Dry mouth
- Impaired circulation to the extremities
- Cardiac arrhythmias.
Consult your doctor before using ephedrine during pregnancy for a better analysis.
Consult your doctor before using ephedrine during lactation for a better analysis.
Its use has shown a risk of drowsiness; therefore avoid using it while driving.
Consult your doctor before using ephedrine for a better analysis if you have liver disease.
Consult your doctor before using ephedrine for a better analysis if you have kidney disease.
The use of alcohol should be limited or avoided while using ephedrine.
Patients who are allergic to ephedrine or any of its components should consult the doctor before taking it. If taking any vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products are taken then consult the doctor before using ephedrine. If any sort of swelling is experienced, consult your doctor immediately. Using ephedrine, especially in high concentrations, might result in severe headaches.
This medicine is contraindicated in hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), hypertension (rise in blood pressure), coronary disease (major blood vessels supplying heart become damaged), prostatic hypertrophy (prostate gland enlargement), hyperexcitability, closed angle glaucoma (iris bulges forward to narrow).
What dose ephedrine treats and how?
Ephedrine is used in the management of decreased blood pressure. It does so by constricting (narrowing) the blood vessels, that increases the flow of blood towards the heart and hence the blood pressure too.
Is this medicine available for the use of patients with increased blood pressure?
No, it is not. This medicine is designed specifically to cater the hypotensive (lowered blood pressure) condition happening after spinal anesthesia.
Is ephedrine safe for use on pregnant and lactating females?
It is contraindicated in both of these conditions.
In particular, is there any medicine that should be strictly avoided with ephedrine?
Anti-depressants- simultaneous use of which might disturb the effect of ephedrine on the body.
Is it safe to drive immediately after the consumption of this medicine?
Yes, it is. As ephedrine does not have any effect on alertness.