Ephedrine Hydrochloride (Hcl)
Ephedrine Hydrochloride (Hcl) is a medication and stimulant. It is often used to prevent low blood pressure during spinal anesthesia. It has also been used for asthma, narcolepsy, and obesity but is not the preferred treatment. It is of unclear benefit in nasal congestion. It can be taken by mouth or by injection into a muscle, vein, or just under the skin. Onset with intravenous use is fast, while injection into a muscle can take 20 minutes, and by mouth can take an hour for effect. When given by injection it lasts about an hour and when taken by mouth it can last up to four hours.
Ephedrine Hydrochloride (Hcl) has been touted as a stimulator of weight loss. On the other hand, in view of the numerous undesirable effects reported, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has suggested recommendations for the use and sale of these dietary supplements: the maximum dose per dose of 8 mg and the maximum daily dose of 24 mg. Not to mention the warning about prolonged or concomitant use with caffeine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others and use this medicine only for the indication prescribed.