Gocold Tablet

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Primarily used for

Cough with mucus, Cough, Allergic disorders
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Alcohol
34.28
₹3.43/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Gocold Tablet

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Uses of Guaifenesin

Guaifenesin is used in the treatment of cough with mucus.
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Side effects of Guaifenesin

Common

Nausea, Itchy rash, Hypersensitivity reaction, Stomach pain, Diarrhoea, Vomiting.

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How to use Guaifenesin

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.

How Gocold Tablet works

Guaifenesin works by decreasing the stickiness of airway secretions and helps in their removal from the airways.
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Uses of Bromhexine

Bromhexine is used in the treatment of cough.
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Side effects of Bromhexine

Common

Irritation of ear, Allergic skin rash, Dizziness, Headache.

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How to use Bromhexine

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.

How Gocold Tablet works

Bromhexine thins and loosens mucus, making it easier to cough out.
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Uses of Chlorpheniramine

Chlorpheniramine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.
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Side effects of Chlorpheniramine

Common

Sleepiness.

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How to use Chlorpheniramine

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.

How Gocold Tablet works

Chlorpheniramine is an antihistaminic medication. It blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.
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Uses of Paracetamol

Paracetamol is used in fever, headache, muscle pain, pain during menstruation, dental pain and post operative pain.
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Side effects of Paracetamol

Common

Allergic reaction.

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How to use Paracetamol

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.

How Gocold Tablet works

Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever.
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Uses of Ephedrine

Ephedrine is used in the treatment of decreased blood pressure.
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Side effects of Ephedrine

Common

Systemic hypertension (high blood pressure), Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping).

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How to use Ephedrine

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.

How Gocold Tablet works

Ephedrine works by the blood vessels and increases the blood flow to heart and lungs thereby improving the disease condition.

In Depth Information on Gocold Tablet

Expert advice for Guaifenesin

  • Do not take guaifenesin if you have known allergy to it.
  • Stop guaifenesin and consult your doctor immediately if you develop breathing difficulty swelling on your face, neck throat or tongue (severe allergic reactions).
  • Do not take guaifenesin if you are taking more than one cough and cold medicine.
  • Consult your doctor before you start taking guaifenesin if you have asthma, inflammation of air passages (bronchitis), lung disorder in which the flow of air to the lungs is blocked (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) such as emphysema, smokers cough,  porphyria (a rare blood pigment disorder that affects skin and other organs).
  • Consult your doctor before you start guaifenesin if you are suffering from liver or kidney problems, or if you are taking alcohol.
  • Guaifenesin should not be combined with cough suppressants in the treatment of cough.
  • Consult your doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve within 7 days, tend to recur, or are accompanied by a fever, rash, or persistent headache.
  • It is important to tell your doctor, while undergoing urine tests, if have recently taken or are taking guaifenesin as it can affect some results.
  • Do not take guaifenesin if you are pregnant or breast feeding unless it is advised by your doctor.
  • Use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle; discard after 4 weeks of opening even if not used (consult your pharmacist for the procedure to dispose).

Expert advice for Bromhexine

  • Tell your doctor if you have ever had or are suffering from stomach ulcer. You may not be prescribed Bromhexine as it can aggravate your problem.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any liver/kidney disease or asthma.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to Bromhexine or any of its ingredients.

Expert advice for Chlorpheniramine

  • Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery as it may decrease alertness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Chlorpheniramine, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.

Expert advice for Paracetamol

  • Good for pain relief and fever but not effective in joint pain due to poor anti-inflammatory action.
  • Starts working within one hour. Wait for at least 4 hours before taking the next dose.
  • Present in many over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medicines. Avoid taking more than one paracetamol product at a time to prevent overdose. Doses >4 g/day (2 g in alcoholics) may cause liver, kidney or heart problems.
  • For children, measure the doses of liquid Paracetamol using the measuring cup instead of a teaspoon to avoid under or over-dosage.
  • Avoid excess alcohol intake (>3 glasses/day) when taking Paracetamol as it may cause liver damage.
  • Discontinue Paracetamol and inform your doctor immediately if rash occurs.

Expert advice for Ephedrine

  • Inform your doctor if you are suffering from diabetes (high blood sugar levels), angle-closure glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eye that causes visual problems) and difficulty passing urine or kidney impairment.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience skin rashes or bleeding from the stomach or intestine.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not consume this drug if you are allergic to ephedrine or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not consume this drug if you are suffering from heart condition (ischemic heart disease), hypertension (high blood pressure), hyperthyroidism and prostatic hypertrophy (enlarged prostate gland).
  • Children below 1 year should not consume this drug.
Warnings
Special precautions for Gocold Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Gocold Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.

Taking Paracetamol with alcohol can cause liver damage.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Gocold Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
No information is available on the use of Gocold Tablet duri
ng lactation. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
Gocold Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or dec
rease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
Gocold Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Gocold Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Gocold Tablet may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
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Liver
CAUTION
Gocold Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Gocold Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Limited information is available on the use of Gocold Tablet in these patients.
However, the use of Gocold Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Gocold Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Guaifenesin

Q. What is Guaifenesin used for?
Guaifenesin is an expectorant, mainly used to relieve chest congestion by aiding the removal of mucus
Q. What is Ascoril+/Ascoril LS/ Ascorl D cough syrup?
Ascoril+ cough syrup contains terbutaline, while Ascorl LS contails levosalbutamol. In addition both syrups contain bromhexine and guaifenesin and are used to relieve cough due to acute and chronic inflammation of the airways (bronchitis) and other cough conditions.Ascoril D is a medicine for dry cough and it does not contain guaifenesin
Q. Is Ascoril+ an antibiotic?
No, Ascoril+ cough syrup contains terbutaline, bromhexine and guaifenesin. It does not contain any antibiotic
Q. Does Ascoril+/ Ascoril LS cause drowsiness?
No, terbutaline, levosalbutamol, bromhexine and guaifenesin do not cause any drowsiness. Hence, Ascoril+ or Ascoril LS syrup does not cause drowsiness
Q. How long can I take guaifenesin?
Consult your doctor for use more than 7 days
Q. Can I take guaifenesin if I have high blood pressure?
Guaifenesin should not be taken by individuals with high blood pressur
Q. Can I take guaifenesin with phenylephrine, ibuprofen, amoxicillin and paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
There are no known drug interactions between phenylephrine, ibuprofen, amoxicillin and paracetamol (acetaminophen) and guaifenesin. However, consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on guaifenesin
Q. Can I take guaifenesin with Sudafed (pseudoephedrine-decongestant preparation) and Dayquil (OTC cold and cough preparation), Benadryl, benzonatate?
Guaifenesin can be taken with other cold and cough preparation including Sudafed, Dayquil, Benadryl and benzonatate . However, other formulations containing guaifenesin must be avoided to avoid a double dose. Also, guaifenesin should not be combined with cough suppressants in the treatment of cough since the combination would not be logical and you may be exposed to unnecessary side effects.
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Frequently asked questions for Bromhexine

Q. Is Bromhexine an antihistamine?
No, Bromhexineis not an antihistamine.

Frequently asked questions for Chlorpheniramine

Q. Does chlorpheniramine or chlorpheniramine maleate cause increase in blood pressure/ drowsy/non drowsy/sedating/get you high/keep you awake/sleepiness/make you tired/weight gain?
Chlorpheniramine causing these side effects is common or rare. Always consult your doctor, if you experience any of these side effects
Q. Is chlorpheniramine like Benadryl?
No, chlorpheniramine is different from Benadryl
Q. Is chlorpheniramine prescription?
Yes, it is available with doctor’s prescription only
Q. Can I take chlorpheniramine or chlorpheniramine maleate with Panadol/ cetirizine /Zyrtec/ Allegra/ warfarin/ diphenhydramine/ ibuprofen/Claritin/guaifenesin/Benadryl?
Yes, but taking other medicines may alter the effects of chlorpheniramine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Does chlorpheniramine contain aspirin?
No, it does not contain aspirin in it. Chlorpheniramine is a different drug than aspirin.
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Frequently asked questions for Paracetamol

Q. Can I take Paracetamol with vitamin B complex?
Yes, Paracetamol can be taken with vitamin B-complex preparations. They have been used together in the treatment of acute and painful diseases affecting nerves like trigeminal neuralgias, post-operative pain, etc. Paracetamol helps to relieve pain and vitamin B-complex corrects the deficiency that might be causing your symptoms.
Q. Is Paracetamol use associated with Helicobacter pylori infection?
No, Paracetamol use is not associated with Helicobacter pylori infection. Painkiller drugs can increase the acid secretion in the stomach, aggravate the symptoms of this infection and the risk of stomach and the intestine ulcer. However, this risk is minimum with Paracetamol as compared to other pain killers.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with fexofenadine?
Yes, Paracetamol can be taken safely with fexofenadine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported. These are used together to treat the symptoms of cold, cough, flu or a sore-throat and other allergic or viral diseases. Fexofenadine helps to relieve sneezing, runny nose, itchy throat, or eyes and Paracetamol helps to relieve pain or fever.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with warfarin?
Paracetamol is safe to use occasionally with warfarin as other painkillers like ibuprofen and aspirin can increase the risk of bleeding. However, on a long-term use, Paracetamol can also increase the risk of bleeding. Talk to your doctor before taking them together as you may need to be monitored regularly.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with tamsulosin?
Paracetamol can be taken with Tamsulosin. No harmful side effects or other interactions have been seen when they are taken together. Tamsulosin is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with cetirizine?
Yes, Paracetamol can be taken safely with cetirizine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported. These are used together to treat the symptoms of cold, cough, flu or a sore throat and other allergic or viral diseases. Cetirizine helps to relieve sneezing, runny nose, itchy throat, or eyes and Paracetamol helps to relieve pain or fever.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with ibuprofen?
Yes, Paracetamol can be taken with ibuprofen. Both help to relieve pain and fever and ibuprofen also decreases inflammation and swelling. However, both increase the acid secretion in the stomach and can cause acid reflux, heartburn, stomach, and intestinal ulcers and gut bleeding on long-term use.
Q. Does Paracetamol cause weight loss?
Paracetamol is not known to cause weight loss. It is a very safe medicine for short term use and can cause minor and rare side effects like low blood pressure, and allergic reactions.
Q. Can anyone be allergic to Paracetamol?
Yes, there have been reports of hypersensitivity and allergic reaction with the use of Paracetamol. Symptoms of an allergy include swelling of the face, mouth, and throat, shortness of breath, urticaria, red rash, and severe itching. Stop taking Paracetamol if you have such symptoms and immediately consult your doctor.
Q. How beneficial is to use Paracetamol with diclofenac?
Paracetamol and Diclofenac might be given together in case of fever and pain. Paracetamol has an early onset of action and it helps in relieving the symptoms till diclofenac starts working. However, both are pain killers and can affect stomach lining on long-term use leading to acid reflux, heartburn, and stomach ulcers and bleeding.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol for stomach pain?
No, Paracetamol should not be taken for stomach pain. You must consult your physician for this. The stomach pain could be due to some underlying condition, which needs attention.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with aceclofenac?
Yes, Paracetamol can be given with aceclofenac for fever and pain. Paracetamol has an early onset of action and it helps in relieving the symptoms till Aceclofenac starts working. However, both are pain killers and can affect stomach lining on long-term use leading to acid reflux, heartburn, and stomach ulcers and bleeding.
Q. Does Paracetamol treat sore-throat, flu or cold?
Paracetamol does not treat sore-throat, flu or cold but it can help in relieving fever and body aches associated with these conditions.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with codeine?
Paracetamol and codeine can be taken together. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together. They are commonly given together for the relief of mild to moderate pain due to different reasons.
Q. Does Paracetamol help a cough?
No, Paracetamol does not help in the relief of cough but it can help in relieving associated fever and body aches.
Q. Does Paracetamol contain alcohol?
No, Paracetamol does not contain any alcohol.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with amoxicillin?
Paracetamol and amoxicillin can be taken together. Amoxicillin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Paracetamol is given along, for the relief of any associated pain and fever. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Does Paracetamol have side effects?
Paracetamol is quite safe for short term use. It has side effects if taken in more than the dose advised and for a long-term. Immediately consult a doctor if there is nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark colored urine, clay colored stools or jaundice as it could be due to an overdose of Paracetamol.
Q. Is Paracetamol safe to use?
Paracetamol is safe to use in the dose as advised by the doctor. Use in more than recommended doses can do serious harm.
Q. Is it safe to take Paracetamol with erythromycin?
Paracetamol and Erythromycin can be taken together. Erythromycin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Paracetamol is given along, for the relief of associated fever. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Is Paracetamol an antibiotic?
Paracetamol is not an antibiotic. It's an analgesic (pain-killer) and antipyretic (for the relief of fever), whereas an antibiotic is useful for the treatment of infections.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with metronidazole?
Paracetamol and Metronidazole can be taken together. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when used together.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with homeopathic medicine?
Ask your doctor before taking Paracetamol with homeopathic medicine as there is no information available on this.
Q. Is it safe to take Paracetamol with Tramadol?
Yes, Paracetamol can be taken with Tramadol. They are used together for moderate to severe pain in various diseases and their use is associated with common side effects like nausea, dizziness, and sleepiness.No drug-drug interactions have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with Azithromycin?
Paracetamol and Azithromycin can be taken together. Azithromycin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Paracetamol is given along, for the relief of any associated pain and fever. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Is it safe to take Paracetamol with Naproxen?
Yes, Paracetamol can be taken with Naproxen. Both are painkillers and belong to the group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and are used to relieve pain and fever. However, long-term use affects the stomach lining and increase acid secretion which can lead to side effects like acid reflux, heartburn, stomach, and intestinal ulcers and bleeding.
Q. Can a patient with high blood pressure take Paracetamol?
Occasional use of Paracetamol is safe in patients with high blood pressure. However, if it is to be taken for a long time, you must talk to your doctor. Paracetamol belongs to the group of painkillers called analgesics and antipyretics and these drugs can decrease the action of medicines taken by the patient for control of high blood pressure.
Q. Does Paracetamol interact with vitamin C?
Vitamin C can be taken with Paracetamol. However, vitamin C increases the blood levels of other drugs similar to Paracetamol, so it is advised to talk to your doctor if you have to take both these medicines for a long-term.
Q. What happens if you take an overdose of Paracetamol?
Overdose of Paracetamol can cause potentially life-threatening liver damage, which is the most serious side effect. Early symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, profuse sweating, and general tiredness. Kidney damage, decreased platelet count and coma may also occur. Immediately consult a doctor or consult an emergency in the case of suspected overdosage.
Q. What is the difference between Paracetamol and Ibuprofen?
Both Paracetamol and ibuprofen help to relieve mild to moderate pain and fever. Ibuprofen also helps to decrease redness and swelling because of the anti-inflammatory action while Paracetamol has no anti-inflammatory action. But the use of Paracetamol is much safer as it causes fewer side effects like stomach upset, ulcers, and bleeding than Ibuprofen.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with hyoscine?
Yes, Paracetamol and hyoscine can be taken together. Hyoscine is used to relieve pain and cramps of the stomach, gut, urinary bladder and urinary tract while Paracetamol is used to relieve mild to moderate pain of a headache, toothache, muscle pain, joint pain, and fever. Together they can be advised by a doctor for painful conditions of the gut and urinary tract.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with Betahistine?
Paracetamol can be taken with Betahistine. There are no reported drug-drug interactions or harmful effects when they are used together.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol with rabeprazole?
Paracetamol and Rabeprazole can be taken together. Rabeprazole is used to prevent Paracetamol (painkillers) induced gastritis and stomach ulcers by decreasing the production of acid in the stomach. There are no clinically significant drug-drug interactions or harmful effects seen when they are used together.
Q. How is aspirin different from Paracetamol?
Paracetamol helps to relieve mild to moderate pain and fever and has no effect on inflammation or swelling while Aspirin acts as a blood thinner in low doses and is helpful to prevent heart attacks and stroke and in higher doses, it relieves mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation.
Q. How beneficial is to take urofollitropin alpha with Paracetamol?
Urofollitropin alpha is given as a subcutaneous injection with the human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) hormone to assist in ovulation and fertility. Urofollitropin alpha can cause abdominal or pelvic pain or pain and swelling at the injection site in some patients which can be relieved by taking Paracetamol.
Q. Can vitamin D be taken safely with Paracetamol?
Yes, vitamin D can be taken with Paracetamol. Patients with osteoarthritis who are on vitamin D and calcium may need to take Paracetamol for the relief of any associated pain. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported.
Q. Can I take clindamycin with Paracetamol?
Paracetamol and Clindamycin can be taken together. Clindamycin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Paracetamol may be given along, for the relief of associated fever. No drug-drug interactions have been reported clinically. However, both are known to cause liver damage. Talk to your doctor if you need them for a long time.
Q. Does Paracetamol affect the liver?
Use of Paracetamol for a long time and above recommended doses can cause liver damage ranging from abnormal liver tests to liver failure. If you are taking Paracetamol from a long time and have nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark colored urine, clay colored stools or jaundice, inform your doctor as these could be signs of an underlying liver damage.
Q. Can I take Paracetamol if I have hepatitis?
Paracetamol is considered the safest painkiller to take for people with hepatitis for mild to moderate pain and fever. However, Paracetamol is metabolized in the liver, so, consult your doctor before taking Paracetamol if you have hepatitis as it can cause liver damage if taken in higher doses or for a very long time.
Q. What are the serious side effects of taking excess Paracetamol?
Potentially severe life-threatening liver injury is a serious side effect seen with an overdose of Paracetamol. Overdose can also cause kidney injury, coma, and decreased platelet count. Early symptoms of an overdose include nausea, vomiting, and general tiredness. Immediately consult a doctor or reach an emergency in case of suspected overdose.
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Frequently asked questions for Ephedrine

Q. Is Ephedrine dangerous/safe?
Ephedrine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Ephedrine illegal/ controlled substance?
Ephedrine is legal. Ephedrine is not currently classified as a controlled substance.
Q. Is Ephedrine a stimulant?
Yes, Ephedrine is a stimulant
Q. Does Ephedrine raise blood pressure?
Yes, Ephedrine may increase blood pressure. It is used to treat low blood pressure (hypotension) caused during spinal or epidural anesthesia
Q. Does Ephedrine cause hair loss/ drowsiness/ constipation/ acne/ weight loss?
No, Ephedrine is not known to cause hair loss, drowsiness, constipation, acne or weight loss. However, consult your doctor if you experience such side effects
Q. Does Ephedrine burn muscle/help lose weight?
Ephedrine is known to cause weight loss. However, it is not widely used as a treatment for weight loss.
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