Ephedrine Hydrochloride is a central nervous system stimulant, prescribed for breathing problems (as a bronchodilator) and for nasal congestion. It is also used for lowering blood pressure. The medication reduces swelling of blood vessels in the nasal passage and widens the air way thereby enhances easy breathing.  

Drug information on Ephedrine Hydrochloride (Ephedrine) from Cyper Pharma

Ephedrine Hydrochloride

Cyper Pharma
Generic : Ephedrine
10 Tablets
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Medical Condition(s) for which Ephedrine Hydrochloride may be prescribed

Respiratory Diseases

Side effects of Ephedrine Hydrochloride

  Most Common: Nervousness, sleeplessness, fainting, headache, fast heart rate, palpitations and sweating.

  Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite.

  Miscellaneous: Muscle spasm, difficulty and painful urination.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: PO- Diabetic neuropathic edema- 30-60 mg 3 times/day.
IV- Reversal of spinal or epidural anesthesia-induced hypotension- As 3 mg/ml solution: 3-6 mg, up to 9 mg, may repeat every 3-4 minutes if needed.

How to use Ephedrine Hydrochloride?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider, with or without food.

When is Ephedrine Hydrochloride not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in people with adrenal gland tumor, abnormal fast heart rate, hypersensitivity and during breastfeeding.

Warnings and Precautions for Ephedrine Hydrochloride

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart disease, overactive thyroid, diabetes, high blood pressure, increased eye pressure, kidney impairment, prostate enlargement, elderly, during pregnancy.

• It may cause dizziness, drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• If condition worsens, consult with your healthcare provider.

Other Precautions for Ephedrine Hydrochloride

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Ephedrine Hydrochloride

Store it at controlled room temperature (15-25°C).

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