Ephedrine is used for temporary relief of shortness of breath, chest tightness, and wheezing due to bronchial asthma.
Ephedrine is a sympathomimetic drug with stimulant effect that acts on the central nervous system. Ephedrine acts by enhancing noradrenaline effect, increasing the systemic blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tone, blood glucose concentration, etc.
In medicine Ephedrine is used for:
- weight loss;
- bronchial asthma;
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease;
Nowadays, Ephedrine is used for weight loss (fat burner) most of all. The active substance Ephedrine hydrochloride is a component of many anti-flu and anti-rhinitis drugs. Ephedrine hydrochloride, as well as pseudoephedrine hydrochloride is used in many contemporary anti-cold and anti-rhinitis drugs: