Ephedrine tablet

Ephedrine tablet

 

Application: Asthma

 

Pharmaceutical forms of ephedrine

  • Pills, nasal drops, ampoules

 

 

 

 

Ephedrine Pills Pharmaceutical Information

Dosage and method of taking ephedrine tablets

Contraindications to ephedrine tablets

Taking ephedrine pills during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of ephedrine tablets on driving and working with machines

Drug Interactions Ephedrine Pills

Special warnings and precautions while taking ephedrine tablets

Side effects of ephedrine tablets

Overdose of ephedrine tablets (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of ephedrine tablets

 

 

 

 

 

Ephedrine Pills Pharmaceutical Information

Ephedrine is used to temporarily relieve shortness of breath and fatigue caused by asthma and respiratory diseases. Ephedrine tablets are a bronchodilator (bronchodilator). Ephedrine tablets reduce swelling and dilate the airways to make breathing easier.

If you are interested in more information about other forms of ephedrine such as ephedrine nasal drops and ephedrine ampoules, you can refer to the relevant page.

 

Dosage and method of taking ephedrine tablets

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with ephedrine tablets. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of ephedrine tablets vary from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
  • Try to take your doses at the same time each day and at the regular hour.
  • If you have stomach upset, it is best to take this pill after a meal.
  • If you forget to take your daily dose of ephedrine at the appointed time, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to ephedrine tablets

  • Note the expiration date of ephedrine tablets and do not take the medicine if it has expired.
  • Never give ephedrine tablets to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for drug interactions with ephedrine tablets, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
  • Do not use this medicine with other asthma medications and MAO (monoamine oxidase) inhibitors.

 

Taking ephedrine pills during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not take any medication arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of ephedrine tablets on driving and working with machines

Ephedrine tablets may cause dizziness, make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

Drug Interactions Ephedrine Pills

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Ephedrine can cause serious drug interactions with MAO inhibitors, which can even lead to death, including MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobem Do not use phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine. Most MAO inhibitors should not be used until 2 weeks before and after starting ephedrine tablets.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking ephedrine tablets

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking ephedrine tablets:

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you have diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease.
  • If you have hyperthyroidism or any problems with your prostate or kidneys.
  • If you are already allergic to any medication.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.

 

Side effects of ephedrine tablets

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

  • Boredom and aggression
  • Insomnia
  • Vertigo
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • stomach ache
  • Nausea, vomiting and anorexia

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of this medicine.

 

Overdose of ephedrine tablets (drug poisoning)

  • Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you feel that a person has drug poisoning and you have symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, high blood pressure, fever, rapid heartbeat, restlessness, shortness of breath or fainting (fainting), call the emergency room immediately. .

 

Storage conditions of ephedrine tablets

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
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