Applies to ephedrine: intravenous solution
Along with its needed effects, ephedrine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking ephedrine:
Incidence not known
Some side effects of ephedrine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Incidence not known
Applies to ephedrine: compounding powder, injectable solution, intravenous solution, oral capsule
The most frequently reported side effects were nausea, vomiting, and tachycardia.
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Myocardial infarction
Frequency not reported: Tachycardia, palpitations, reactive hypertension, bradycardia, ventricular ectopics, R-R variability, pallor, angina/anginal pain, hypertension, hypotension, extrasystole, arrhythmias, vasodilation with low blood pressure, flushing, impaired circulation to extremities
Frequency not reported: Difficult/painful urination, acute urinary retention
Frequency not reported: Dizziness, headache, trembling, lightheadedness, tremor, sedation
Frequency not reported: Dry nose, dry throat, shortness of breath, respiratory difficulty, dyspnea, respiratory depression
Frequency not reported: Restlessness, addiction, nervousness, anxiety, insomnia, mood/mental changes, fear, irritability, confusion, delirium, euphoria, psychotic states, tension, hallucinations
Frequency not reported: Fever, precordial pain, vertigo, tachyphylaxis, drug tolerance, drug dependence, weakness
Frequency not reported: Nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, mild epigastric distress, hypersalivation
Frequency not reported: Hyperglycemia, anorexia
Frequency not reported: Sweating
Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.
Source: Drugs.com Ephedrine Hcl