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ma huang (ephedra) (cont.)

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What happens if I miss a dose ()?

Missing a dose of ma huang is not harmful. Do not take a double dose to catch up, simply return to the regular schedule. Consult your doctor, pharmacist, or health care professional if you require further information.

What happens if I overdose ()?

Seek emergency medical attention.

Symptoms of an ma huang overdose may include heart problems (heart attack, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats), stroke, and/or death.

What should I avoid while taking ma huang (ephedra) ()?

Do not take other products that contain ma huang; ephedra; ephedra alkaloids; ephedrine; decongestants such as pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, and others; weight loss medications; amphetamines; or other stimulants while taking ma huang.

Avoid products that contain caffeine while taking ma huang. Coffee, tea, cola, chocolate and herbal products that contain gotu kola, kola nut, guarana, and others are sources of caffeine.

Tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this product before having surgery.

What other drugs will affect ma huang (ephedra) ()?

Do not take ma huang if you are taken or have recently taken (within the last 2 weeks):

You may not be able to take ma huang, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.

Do not take other products that contain ma huang; ephedra; ephedra alkaloids; ephedrine; decongestants such as pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, and others; weight loss medications; amphetamines; or other stimulants while taking ma huang.

Avoid products that contain caffeine while taking ma huang. Coffee, tea, cola, chocolate and herbal products that contain gotu kola, kola nut, guarana, and others are sources of caffeine.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with ma huang. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care professional before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines or other herbal/health supplements.

Where can I get more information?

Your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider may have more information about ma huang.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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