Disease Information for Ephedra/Herbal ecstacy (Ephedrine) high dose/abuse

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Adolescent
Fever Non Infection
Bounding pulse
Brief Blood pressure increase/sign:
High blood pressure child
High blood pressure/sign
Loud heartbeat/Forceful beat
Palpitations/Skipped beats
Regional pallor/vasospasm
Sudden pallor
Tachycardia/Fast heart rate
Vasospasm of extremities/Signs
Loss of libido,male
Sexual dysfunction
Anorexia Decreased appetite
Bruxism/Teeth grinding
Cramping in Extremities
Hypertonia
Hyperreflexia/DTRs increased
Irritability/short tempered
Seizures
Spasms in Both Legs
Tremor
Loss of libido,women
Addictive personality/traits
Euphoria/Elated/'high' behavior/Gaiety
Loss of pleasure/anhedonia/sex or food
Volatility/wild mood swings
Constitutional symptoms
Fever
Fever and Normal Sed Rate
Fever in kids
High body temperature
Pallor
Restlessness/Anxiousness
Blurred Cloudy Vision
Difficulty Focusing Eyes
Dimming vision/acute
Diplopia Double vision
Mydriasis/wide pupils
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Presentation/Angina worse
Presentation/High Temperature No Infection
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Drug addict history/life style
Patient/Atrial fibrillation poor rate control
Population Group
Child
Population/Pediatrics population
Young Adult
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Adolescent
Population/Adult ('twenties')
Population/Adult Aged Only
Population/Adult/all
Population/Child
Population/Children/all
Population/Young adult
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Cocaine Overdose
Associated Disease & Complications
Amphetamine/speed toxidrome
Angina, unstable/crescendo/intermediate syndrome
Atrial fibrillation
Cardiac arrhythmias
Cerebral hemorrhage
Cerebral vascular accident
Convulsions (grand mal)
Coronary ischemia
Death/Unanticipated
Drug addiction/substance abuse/causes
Drug induced Stroke/Cerebral ischemia/Bleed
Drug induced tremor/movement disorder
Hypertension
Hypertension in a child
Hyperthermia
Ischemia, cardiac
Myocardial infarction, acute
Urinary bladder retention
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Drugs
DRUG/Addiction/hallucinagen/street drug (category)
DRUG/Sympathomimetic/Adrenergic effect
DRUG-Herbal Increases metabolism/thermogenic claims
DRUG/Lowers seizure threshold
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Myocardial Ischemia Non-Arteriosclerosis
Pathophysiology/Microhemorrhage brain foci
Toxin
TOXIN/Causes Hyperthermia/Fever
TOXIN/Increases Blood Pressure
TOXIN/Increases Heart Rate
TOXIN/Lethal possible
TOXIN/Plant increases blood pressure (ex)
TOXIN/Rave party drug/Youth dating scene (ex)
Synonyms
Synonym
Ephedra, joint firs, ma huang, Mormon tea, Herbal name Ephedra sinica, Herbal name Ma huang, Herbal name Ma huang gen, Synonym/Ephedrine X (Herbal ecstacy/ephedra), Synonym/Rave-energy Cloud-9 Ultimate-Xphoria
Treatment
Drug Dosage
DRUG-Herbal Contains Ephedrine:
DRUG-Herbal Rebound/withdrawal syndromes
Definition

A street drug stimulant easily obtained; Herbal ecstacy is high dose ephedra herbal/ephedrine pills or both; can cause hyperthermia, tachy-arrhythmias, hypertensive crisis, stroke;oral or snorting or smoking intake

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