Ephedrine tablet 30mg is a sympathomimetic amine and an alkaloid frequently used as a decongestant derived from plants of the genus Ephedra (family Ephedraceae). Its salt, ephedrine hydrochloride has various uses in relation to its sympathomimetic effect.
Ephedrine tablet 30mg is used in various countries for the treatment of asthma, obesity or during surgery to maintain high blood pressure.
Chemically close to amphetamines and cathinones, used for doping purposes in athletes, it is regulated in many countries, and non-prescription pharmaceutical products containing it have been withdrawn from the market.
It causes arterial hypertension, tachycardia, and many sympathetic effects
Ephedrine tablet 30mg is a sympathomimetic amine – that is, its main mechanism of action is related to its indirect action on the adrenergic receptor system.
It potentiates the action of adrenaline.
Ephedrine tablet 30mg acts primarily as a powerful vasopressor that results in a marked rise in blood pressure. The vasopressor effect is mainly due to an indirect action. If noradrenaline stocks are depleted, its action is moderate5.
Its duration of action is 5 to 6 times that of adrenaline.
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The traditional Chinese herb Ma Huang (Ephedra sinica) contains ephedrine as the main active ingredient and is used as an antiasthmatic and vasoconstrictor3. This is also true for many herbs extracted from Ephedra species.
In Western medicine, it has served as a nasal decongestant, bronchodilator and asthma, but its popularity is decreasing in the face of new, more selective substances with less negative effects. It is still used intravenously against hypotension. It has long been used in obstetrics during deliveries, for its moderate positive chronotropic effect, but also, despite a vasoconstrictor effect (α-1), for its absence of vasoconstrictor effect on the uterus6.
Ephedrine tablet 30mg is an analogue to adrenaline, so it is hypolipidemic, that is, it decreases the concentration of lipids in the blood. It is still sometimes found in popular products aimed at weight loss and muscle mass in the form of ephedra.
Ephedrine tablet 30mg induces genuine risks of hypertension and myocardial infarction, especially in the absence of controlled medical use