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In February 2005 the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) banned the sale of dietary products containing Ephedra (also known as ma huang, Chinese ephedra and epitonin) is an herb derived from an Asiatic shrub.  It contains ephedrine, which is a stimulant used in weight loss, energy-boosting and weight-lifting formulas.  Examples include Metabolife, Metabomax, Ripped Fuel, Hydrocut and Ultimate Orange.  Additionally, because it relaxes the bronchial tubes, ephedra is also used in asthma medications and over-the-counter nasal decongestants such as Sudafed and Actifed. 

A recent study by the FDA revealed that the use of ephedra can be damaging and even deadly to some individuals, citing approximately 1,000 reports of side effects, including 44 deaths.  Ephedra's most serious potential side effects include heart attack, stroke, heart palpitations, convulsions, coma, fever, hypertension, paranoid psychosis, tachycardia, and respiratory depression.  Less severe side effects include depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, migraine headaches and vomiting.

If you or someone you care about has taken a product containing ephedra and experienced any serious side effects, it may be possible to obtain a cash award. Fill out our questionnaire to obtain a free consultation and find out what your case is worth.

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