Muscular and cardiorespiratory effects of pseudoephedrine in human athletes.

  title={Muscular and cardiorespiratory effects of pseudoephedrine in human athletes.},
  author={Nicholas D. Gill and Anthony J Shield and Anthony John Blazevich and Shu-Feng Zhou and Robert P. Weatherby},
  journal={British journal of clinical pharmacology},
  volume={50 3},
AIMS Pseudoephedrine (PSE) is a readily available over-the-counter nasal decongestant which is structurally similar to amphetamine and is included on the International Olympic Committee's list of banned substances. However to date, little research has supported its putative ergogenic effect. This study investigated whether a 180 mg dose of PSE ingested 45 min prior to exercise enhanced short-term maximal exercise performance and/or altered related physiological variables. METHODS A randomised… CONTINUE READING
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