What is the dosage for oral ephedrine?
- A dose of 12.5 to 25 mg orally every 4 hours, not to exceed 150 mg in 24 hour has be used for treating bronchospasm.
- The dose for treating nasal congestion in adults is 25 to 50 mg every 6 hours.
Which drugs or supplements interact with oral ephedrine?
- Ephedrine should not be combined with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Combining MAOIs with ephedrine can cause an acute hypertensive episode. Examples of MAOIs include rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Zelapar), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), and tranylcypromine (Parnate)
Is oral ephedrine safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
What else should I know about oral ephedrine?
What preparations of oral ephedrine are available?
How should I keep oral ephedrine stored?
- Ephedrine tablets should be stored at room temperature.
REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information
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