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Ephedrine

Ephedrine Sulfate
Injection, USP

For IM, IV or SC Use 50 mg/mL pH 4.5 - 7.0

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Ephedrine Sulfate Injection, USP is a sterile solution of 50 mg ephedrine sulfate in water for injection.

Ephedrine occurs as fine, white, odorless crystals or powder and darkens on exposure to light. It is freely soluble in water and sparingly soluble in alcohol.

The chemical name for ephedrine sulfate is (C10H15NO)2•H2SO4 benzenemethanol α - [1 - (methylamino) ethyl] - sulfate (2:1) (salt). Its molecular weight is 428.54.

The structural formula is:

EPHEDRINE SULFATE Structural Formula Illustration

Last reviewed on RxList: 3/30/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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