Ephedrine has been used from the ancient era to cure cold, seasonal allergies, asthma and also as the main composition of weight loss supplements. Ephedrine is no longer sold as a weight loss supplement because of DEA regulations and the Combat Methamphetamine Act of 2005. Ephedrine has been used, still is used and has increased in use in over the counter medicine for asthma because it really soothes the respiratory system and improve respiration. These are many of the same symptoms that accompany allergies.
Ephed Ephedrine contains an additional product call Guaifenesin.Guaifenesin is used to treat coughs and congestion caused by the common cold, bronchitis, and other breathing illnesses. It is not for long-term breathing problems (such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema) unless directed by your doctor. Guaifenesin is an expectorant. It works by thinning and loosening mucus in the airways, clearing congestion, and making breathing easier. Once again this is why Ephed works well for Allergy relief.
These products do not cure or shorten the length of the common cold. To decrease the risk for side effects, carefully follow all dosage directions. Do not give other cough-and-cold medication that might contain the same or similar ingredients (see also Drug Interactions section). Ask the doctor or pharmacist about other ways to relieve cough and cold symptoms (such as drinking enough fluids, using a humidifier or saline nose drops/spray).
The other wonderful use of Ephedrine is to cure and prevent seasonal allergies. It is an effective decongestant which is used in curing the cold and allergies. It provides the resistance to fight against the allergies improving immune system. It works great for the asthmatic patients. It widens the respiration area in the lungs and reduces irritation and other breathing issues. It acts as magical drug for the patient suffering from respiratory problems.
One side effect of ephedrine is that it is appetite suppressant. So it is important to make sure you eat properly while taking ephedrine to maintain a healthy immune system.
As with any OTC medications ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details about using your product safely.