1,5-Dimethylhexylamine, 1,5-Diméthylhexylamine, 2-Amino-6-methylheptane, 2-Amino-6-méthylheptane, 2-Aminoisoheptane, 6-Methyl-2-heptylamine, 6-Méthyl-2-heptylamine, 6-methylheptan-2-amine, 6-méthylheptane-2-amine, Aconite Extract, Aconitum Kusnezoffii, Amidrine, DMHA, Extrait d’Aconit, Vaporpac.
Octodrine was originally used as drug for nasal congrestion. Today, octodrine is included as an ingredient in products used as dietary supplements to boost workout performance, "burn fat," or increase weight loss.
Some products claim that octodrine comes naturally from aconite plants, but there is no clear evidence that octodrine can be found in these plants. It is likely that octodrine found in dietary supplements is made in a laboratory rather than produced from natural sources.
Octodrine appears to be similar to another stimulant called dimethylamylamine (DMAA). DMAA has been removed from the market in certain countries due to safety concerns.
How does it work?
Octodrine is thought to have stimulant effects similar to decongestants such as pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, and others. Some promoters say that it is a safer alternative to ephedrine and dimethylamylamine. However, there is no scientific information to back up this claim.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Athletic performance.
- Weight loss.
- Other condition.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
Octodrine is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth. Octodrine might have effects similar to dimethylamylamine (DMAA) which is another stimulant that might cause serious side effects, including heart attack and death.
Irregular heartbeat (heart arrhythmia): Octodrine might have stimulant effects and cause a rapid heartbeat. This could worsen heart arrhythmias. If you have an irregular heartbeat, avoid taking octodrine.
Surgery: Octodrine might have stimulant effects, so it might interfere with surgery by increasing heart rate and blood pressure. Stop taking octodrine at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Stimulant drugsInteraction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.Talk with your health provider.
Stimulant drugs speed up the nervous system. By speeding up the nervous system, stimulant medications can make you feel jittery and speed up your heartbeat. Octodrine might also speed up the nervous system. Taking octodrine along with stimulant drugs might cause serious problems including increased heart rate and high blood pressure. Avoid taking stimulant drugs along with octodrine.
The appropriate dose of octodrine depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for octodrine. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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