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28 Jul 2005

What is this & is it legal to take in its pure (white lumpy powder) form? My friend is taking it for weight loss & she's already so thin.
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01 Jan 0001

Linus, ephedrine used to be legal, but it¡¯s sale and use is now being restricted because of its addictiveness and side effects. The most common adverse effects of ephedrine are tachycardia, anxiety, restlessness, and insomnia. Tremor, dry mouth, impaired circulation to the extremities, hypertension, and cardiac arrhythmias may also occur. Paranoid psychosis, delusions, and hallucinations may also follow ephedrine overdosage. Prolonged administration has no cumulative effect, but tolerance with dependence has been reported.
Adverse effects from ingestion of high dosages of ephedrine-containing OTC preparations, including herbal products (usually in high doses and/or long term) have included coronary artery thrombosis, myocardial infarction, seizures, psychotic reactions, nephrolithiasis, and myocarditis; a number of fatalities have been reported. Frank dependence has been reported in female weightlifters following long-term use of high doses. Good luck.
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