Ephedrine‐Induced Cardiac Ischemia: Exposure Confirmed with a Serum Level

  title={Ephedrine‐Induced Cardiac Ischemia: Exposure Confirmed with a Serum Level},
  author={Joshua G. Schier and Stephen J. Traub and Robert S. Hoffman and Lewis S. Nelson},
  journal={Journal of Toxicology: Clinical Toxicology},
  pages={849 - 853}
Abstract The temporal association of symptoms consistent with ephedrine toxicity after ingestion of ephedrine‐containing dietary supplements is heavily relied upon to confirm exposure. Few reports in the literature attempt to associate toxicity with serum levels of these drugs. We report a case of ephedrine‐induced cardiac ischemia confirmed by a plasma level. A 22‐year‐old woman ingesting an ephedrine‐ and caffeine‐containing product for 2 days presented with multiple symptoms, including… 

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