You May Have a Claim Against Manufacturers of Ephedrine Products
News: Ephedra Banned December 27, 2003
Ephedrine, the active ingredient found in popular diet pills, over-the-counter allergy medications, herbal energy boosters, sport drinks and herbal asthma remedies, has been linked with serious side effects and injuries including stroke, heart attack and death. Originating from the Ephedra plant, ephedrine has been advertised as a time-tested Chinese herb (ma huang) that will relieve asthma and allergy symptoms as well as enhance athletic performance and weight loss. More recently, the ma huang/ephedrine herb has been identified as a dangerous ingredient in many well-known household medications.
Ephedra has been used by millions of American consumers for decades with no knowledge of its serious side effects. As an over the counter herbal supplement, ephedrine is not regulated by the FDA. However, over the past six years, the FDA has made recommendations to consumers that the maximum daily dosage of ephedrine not exceed 24 milligrams, that ephedrine not be consumed for more than one week, and that ephedrine supplements contain less than 8 milligrams per serving.
To date, the FDA has reported over 100 deaths and over 1000 serious side effects linked to Ephedra. Ephedrine has been frequently linked to episodes of anxiety, fever, vomiting, sleeplessness, migraines, memory loss, muscle injury, and high blood pressure. More seriousEphedra side effects include seizures, paranoid psychosis, convulsions, comas, heart arrhythmias heart attacks, intracranial bleeding, kidney disease, strokes and death.
Many people who have taken Ephedra or a supplement containing ephedrine are not aware of the serious health risks caused by the herb. Some people may not be aware they are consuming Ephedra in products they regularly use. If you or a loved one have suffered a stroke or other serious injury, and have used a product containing Ephedrine, call us now at 1-800-THE-EAGLE (1-800-843-3245 ) or SUBMIT A SHORT AND SIMPLE CASE FORM HERE. You may have an Ephedra personal injury lawsuit and be entitled to compensation from the manufacturers for your injuries.