Posted by: sweet | 2007/04/24

long term effects of ephadrine use

dear doctor,

i know somewone who uses the product "Leanor" excesively. please let me know what the long term effects on the body would be. the person uses approximately 1 bottle per week?

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Dear Sweet
"In large doses giddiness, headaches, nausea, vomiting, sweating, thirst, tachycardia, precordial pain, palpitations, difficulty in micturition, muscular weakness and tremors, anxiety, restlessness and insomnia may occur. Some patients may exhibit these symptoms with the therapeutic dose. It should be used with care in patients with organic heart disease, cardiac decompensation, or angina of effort and in patients receiving digitalis. In patients with prostatic enlargement, it may increase difficulty urinating . Due to its stimulant effect on the CNS it should not be taken after about 4 pm. The effect of d-Norpeudoephedrine may be diminished or enhanced by tricyclic anti-depressants. Prolonged administration has no cumulative effect, but tolerance, with dependence on the drug has been reported."
In short - it is bad for your heart, you can get dependent on it, and it makes you jittery.

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