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December 30, 2003

Ephedra Ban (Ephadrine, Ephedrine, Ma Huang)

About Ephedra

Ephedra is an adrenaline-like stimulant derived from botanicals that can have potentially dangerous effects on the heart.

Ephedra’s Adverse Side Effects

Ephedra is associated with a variety of adverse side effects including elevated blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, nerve damage, muscle injury, psychosis, and memory loss. In addition, more serious effects have been reported, including heart attack, stroke, seizure, and death.

Already Banned

Ephedra use is already banned by The International Olympic Committee, National Football League and National Collegiate Athletic Association. Major League Baseball prohibits players with minor league contracts from taking the substance.

Attention Ephedra/Ephedrine Users

December 30, 2003. Over-the-counter dietary supplements containing Ephedra, which is sometime called Ephedrine or Ma Huang, have been banned in the United States by the FDA because of adverse reports of cardiovascular problems, hypertension, stroke and seizures. The ban will take effect in 60 days. Ephedra containing products have been widely promoted as a means of weight loss and increasing energy.

If you or a loved one has taken a dietary supplement containing ephedra and have been diagnosed with a cardiovascular problem, hypertension, stroke or seizure, call or email our law firm for a free consultation about your legal rights.

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