How are they related to amphetemines, and what do they do? I realize they are cold/allergy medication, but they are also used for diet appetite suppression. Just let me know how they are related, please?
20 Jan 2012
they r definately two different things. pseudoephedrine is used in sudafed PE and does NOT have the same effect as ephedrine because it does not bind with noradrenaline. in order for pseudoephedrine to come anywhere close to have the same effect u would have to use 6x the dosage to equivilant one dosage of ephedrine. Pseudoephedrine works by constricting blood vessels, and thats how it prevents fluids such as mucus from traveling into ur sinuses. yes ephedrine is usually modified as psuedoephedrine due to the common misuse in the production of meth but like i said earlier, pseudoephedrine doesn't bind with noradrenaline. now ephedrine on the other hand, combines with noradrenaline and enters into nerve cells, it is an alkaloid and causes a release of the brains natural anti-depressent, serotonin and dopamine which significantly altyers their mode of action.
ephedrine is used to lose weight because it acts as a thermogenic, which produce heat when metabolically stimulated and causes an increase in the breakdown of fat. ephedrine is used for weight loss, as well as add or adhd. it helps u focus on the task at hand and allows u to perform faster. that is why it has been used as/with amphetemines. ephedrine has actually been outlawed in california due to its misuses and side effects that continue even after quitting the use. it really messes with ur health, it really can cause serious damage to ur heart, liver and stomach. some side effects include: anxiety, shaking, increased sweating, diziness, light headedness, gastrointestinal distress, insomnia, increased heart rate, heart palpitations, increased blood pressure, stroke seizures, psychosis, irritability and agression.
- Ephedrine Information for Consumers
- Ephedrine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ephedrine (detailed)
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