OTC stimulant

OTC stimulant

A nonprescription–over-the-counter substance–eg, phenylpropanolamine, ephedrine before its banning, pseudoephedrine, caffeine, used as an anorexiant, amphetamine substitute, or stimulant Adverse effects Overdose, adverse drug interactions, toxicity–eg, HTN, tachyarrhythmia, seizures, hypertension
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