ephedrine (oral) (cont.)

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PREPARATIONS: Tablet

DRUG INTERACTIONS:

  • 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)

PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING SAFETY:

STORAGE:

Ephedrine tablets should be stored at room temperature.

DOSING:

  • 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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/31/2016


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