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Ephedrine is a medication and stimulant. It is often used to prevent low blood pressure during spinal anesthesia. It has also been used for asthma, narcolepsy, and obesity but is not the preferred treatment. It is of unclear benefit in nasal congestion.
Ephedrine Sulfate Injection, USP is a sterile solution of 50 mg ephedrine sulfate in water for injection.
Ephedrine occurs as fine, white, odorless crystals or powder and darkens on exposure to light. It is freely soluble in water and sparingly soluble in alcohol.
The chemical name for ephedrine sulfate is (C10H15NO)2•H2SO4 benzenemethanol α – [1 – (methylamino) ethyl] – sulfate (2:1) (salt). Its molecular weight is 428.54.