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Is Ephedrine illegal?

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This is a tablet that can boost energy levels, speed up your metabolism and fulfill your appetite. I'm quite healthy but have a bit of fat that I want to lose. I've read mixed reviews over the net, … Read More
Mike2008 Avatar
8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
This is a tablet that can boost energy levels, speed up your metabolism and fulfill your appetite.
I'm quite healthy but have a bit of fat that I want to lose. I've read mixed reviews over the net, some saying it's legal some saying it's not. IF I get this then I want to make sure i'm not breaking the law.
Can anyone shed any light on it?
Cheers
Mike2008 Avatar
8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
My ex nephew takes this stuff he has lost so much wieght hes now like a skeletor, hes really ratty when he got none hes hooked on the stuff he cant live without it!!
#2
Not sure if it has a license over here for that application. It is legally contained in a number of cold remedies however.

I would doubt it's allowed in weight loss, but there may be someone else who knows better.
#3
you walk a tightrope when involving drugs with fitness.
#4
evevo
you walk a tightrope when involving drugs with fitness.


Ye i no, i don't like doing it. Don't even take protein with my workouts but a mate just mentioned it and I'd never heard of it before.
#5
Some info for you:

Background:

Ephedrine is an ingredient used in certain over-the-counter medications (mostly nasal drops) to treat congestion and asthma. It's a stimulant, extracted from an Asiatic shrub called Ma Huang, and is often found in herbal ecstasy products such as Cloud 9 and Nirvana Plus. It acts on the central nervous system. Reports suggest an increase in recreational misuse, in which the drug is sold as pills and is taken orally (by mouth).
The effects:

* Increased heart rate and blood pressure;
* Dilates the bronchioles in the lungs, making breathing easier;
* Users report feeling more alert and focused, with stimulating effects on the body, such as shivers down the spine and sensitive skin.

The risks:

* At high doses, users can experience anxiety, heart palpitations, vomiting, tremors and insomnia;
* Medium risk of overdose. Low dependency risk;
* Long-term recreational misuse has been linked to strokes and heart attack;
* Reports of undesirable side-effects are widespread;
* The US Food and Drug Administration has banned the sale of ephedra in dieting supplements after studies showed the substance raises blood pressure and stresses the heart.

The law:

* Ephedrine is not currently classified as a controlled substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act, so no penalties apply for possession or use of small amounts;
* Selling ephedrine as an unlicensed preparation would risk prosecution under the Medicines Act;
* The Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) is currently investigating ephedrine-based products. A consultation is underway, with proposals to change the legal status of ephedrine from pharmacy (medicines that may be sold by a pharmacist without prescription) to prescription only, with a restriction in pack size.

If you are planning to take this drug:

Think about the risks before using without medical supervision, especially anyone with a heart condition or diabetes.




As both a former anaesthetic nurse AND someone who has shifted 7 stones of ugly fat in the last year, I personally would not go down that route. Ultimately, it is not illegal and the choice is yours.
#6
You can buy it but not sell it.
#7
If your not sure try sida cordifolia, its the closest you can get to ephadrine in herbal form, its ephadra
#8
Why not just excercise?
#9
why put chemicals in your body for your body to deal with the side effects if you dont need them? do it the natural way
#10
let me know if you manage to find anywhere (reliable) doing it, I wouldnt mind having a go at this stuff as well :thumbsup:

Mike..
#11
Mike2008
Ye i no, i don't like doing it.[SIZE="5"] Don't even take protein with my workouts[/SIZE] but a mate just mentioned it and I'd never heard of it before.


what???? ultimate fail man
#12
MikeBeaver
let me know if you manage to find anywhere (reliable) doing it, I wouldnt mind having a go at this stuff as well :thumbsup:

Mike..


There is a product called ChestEze that contains Ephedrine. It opens the airways to help you breath.You can buy this over the counter at most Chemists, just tell the Pharmacist that your chest feels tight if they ask why you need it.

http://www.reachpharmacy.com/shop/files/sxdetail/5012131412008_IMAGE2.jpg
#13
modoc
There is a product called ChestEze that contains Ephedrine. It opens the airways to help you breath.You can buy this over the counter at most Chemists, just tell the Pharmacist that your chest feels tight if they ask why you need it.

http://www.reachpharmacy.com/shop/files/sxdetail/5012131412008_IMAGE2.jpg


u sure? cant see it in active ingredients
#14
Yip 100% sure... each tablet contains 18.3 mg of ephedrine.

See here
#15
modoc
Yip 100% sure... each tablet contains 18.3 mg of ephidrine.


giz a link, cant find owt, maybe theyve took it out ?
#16
kungfu
giz a link, cant find owt, maybe theyve took it out ?


I've added a link in the other post. You could be right though, they may have taken it out. That site may be out of date.

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