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