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Ephedrine is a common ingredient in many medications used to treat asthma.

found in diet pills are appetite suppressants. These drugs send a chemical to the brain telling the individual she is full, even though her body may still be hungry.

Anorectic drugs, appetite suppressants, are also found in diet pills such as fenfluramine (or fen-phen), phenter-mine, diethylproprion, and mazindol. Perhaps the most hazardous ingredient commonly found in diet pills until a few years ago was ephedrine. Ephedrine is more commonly known as one of the precursor chemicals needed to manufacture methamphetamine.

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