Ephedra

  • SCIENTIFIC NAMES: Ephedra equisetina; Ephedra intermedia; Ephedra sinica; Ephedra vulgaris
  • INDICATIONS: Bronchospasm, asthma, bronchitis, allergy, appetite suppressant, colds, flu, fever, chills, edema, headache, anhidrosis, diuretic, joint and bone pain
  • SYNONYM: Gnetaceae
  • CLASS: Ephedrine alkaloid, Stimulant
  • HALF-LIFE: N/A
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

Acetazolamide, Amitriptyline, Caffeine, Clevidipine, Cocoa, Corticosteroids, Guanethidine, Guarana, MAO inhibitors, Phenelzine, Selegiline, Sibutramine, Sodium bicarbonate

Our database has 24 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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SKIN
MUCOSAL
CARDIOVASCULAR
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
GENITOURINARY
OCULAR
OTHER


Page last updated 09/19/2018

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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric
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