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Ephedrine

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Ephedrine (ephedrine systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: decongestants, vasopressors and is used to treat Adams-Stokes Syndrome, Asthma - acute, COPD - Acute, Hypotension, Myasthenia Gravis and Narcolepsy.

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UK matches:

Scheme

Ph. Int.

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

C01CA26,R01AA03,R01AB05,R03CA02,S01FB02

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000299-42-3

Chemical Formula

C10-H15-N-O

Molecular Weight

165

Therapeutic Categories

Bronchodilator

Antihypotensive agent

α- and β-Sympathomimetic agent

Chemical Names

(αR)-α-[(1S)-1-(Metylamino)etyl]benzenemetanol

(-)-Ephedrine (Ph. Int.)

(1R,2S)-2-metylamino-1-phenylpropan-1-ol (Ph. Eur.)

[R-(R*,S*)]-α-[1-(metylamino)etyl]benzenemetanol (Ph. Int.)

Benzenemetanol, α-[1-(metylamino)etyl]-, [R-(R*,S*)]- (USP)

L-erytro-α-[1-(Metylamino)etyl]benzyl alcohol

L-erytro-2-(metylamino)-1-phenylpropan-1-ol

Foreign Names

  • Ephedrinum anhydricum (Latin)
  • Ephedrin, wasserfrei (German)
  • Éphédrine anhydre (French)
  • Efedrina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Ephedrine (OS: BAN)
  • Éphédrine (OS: DCF)
  • 1-Sedrin (IS)
  • NSC 170951 (IS)
  • NSC 8971 (IS)
  • UNII-GN83C131XS (IS)
  • Ephedrin, Wasserfreies (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ephedrine (PH: Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Ephédrine, anhydre (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ephedrine, Anhydrous (PH: BP 2016)
  • Ephedrine, anhydrous (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ephedrinum (PH: Ph. Int. 4)
  • Ephedrinum anhydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ephedrine Hydrochloride (OS: JAN, BAN)
  • UNII-NLJ6390P1Z (IS)
  • Ephédrine (chlorhydrate d') (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ephedrine hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ephedrine Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Ephedrine hydrochloride, racemic (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ephedrinhydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ephedrini hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Ephedrini racemici hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ephedrine Sulfate (OS: BANM)
  • Ephedrine Sulfate (PH: Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Ephedrini sulfas (PH: Ph. Int. 4)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
Ph. Int.Pharmacopoea Internationalis
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

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