Octodrine

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Uses

What is octodrine used for?

Octodrine was originally used as drug for nasal congrestion. Today, octodrine is included as an ingredient in products used as dietary supplements to boost workout performance, “burn fat,” or increase weight loss.

Some products claim that octodrine comes naturally from aconite plants, but there is no clear evidence that octodrine can be found in these plants. It is likely that octodrine found in dietary supplements is made in a laboratory rather than produced from natural sources.

How does it work?

There are not enough studies about how octodrine works. Please discuss with your doctor for more information. However, octodrine is thought to have stimulant effects similar to decongestants such as pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, and others. Some promoters say that it is a safer alternative to ephedrine and dimethylamylamine. However, there is no scientific information to back up this claim.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using octodrine?

Consult with your doctor or pharmacist or herbalist if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription.
  • You have allergy with any substances of octodrine or other medications or other herbs.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
  • You have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.

The regulations for a supplement are less strict than the regulations for a drug. More studies are needed to determine its safety. The benefits of taking this herb  must outweigh the risks before use. Consult with your herbalist or doctor for more information.

How safe is octodrine?

Octodrine is possibly unsafe when taken by mouth.

Special precautions & warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking octodrine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

High blood pressure: Octodrine might have stimulant effects and increase blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, avoid taking octodrine.

Glaucoma: Octodrine might have stimulant effects and cause blood vessels to constrict. This could worsen some types of glaucoma. If you have glaucoma, avoid taking octodrine.

Irregular heartbeat (heart arrhythmia): Octodrine might have stimulant effects and cause a rapid heartbeat. This could worsen heart arrhythmias. If you have an irregular heartbeat, avoid taking octodrine.

Surgery: Octodrine might have stimulant effects, so it might interfere with surgery by increasing heart rate and blood pressure. Stop taking octodrine at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Side effects

What kind of side effects may I have from octodrine?

Octodrine might have effects similar to dimethylamylamine (DMAA) which is another stimulant that might cause serious side effects, including heart attack and death.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your doctor.

Interactions

What interactions may I have with octodrine?

Octodrine may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your doctor before using.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your doctor before using this medication.

What is the usual dose for octodrine?

The dose for octodrine may be different for every patient. The dose that you take depends on your age, health, and several other conditions. Supplements are not always safe. Please discuss with your doctor for your appropriate dosage.

What form does octodrine come in?

Octodrine may be available in the following forms:

  • Octodrine capsules

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