1,3-DMBA causes blood vessels to contract, which increases blood pressure and speeds up the heart.
People use 1,3-DMBA for athletic performance, memory and thinking skills, obesity, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. 1,3-DMBA might also be unsafe.
The US FDA banned the use of 1,3-DMBA in dietary supplements in 2015, but it's still found in some products. The 1,3-DMBA found in supplements is most likely made in a lab, since plants contain only very small amounts of this chemical. 1,3-DMBA is on the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) prohibited substances list. Don't confuse 1,3-DMBA with 1,3-DMAA, 1,4-DMAA, or Dimethylhexylamine (DMHA). These are not the same.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for 1,3-DMBA overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: 1,3-DMBA is likely unsafe. It's believed to work like a stimulant, which might increase the chance of serious side effects when pregnant or breast-feeding.
Heart conditions: 1,3-DMBA might increase heart rate and blood pressure, which could make heart conditions worse. Do not use 1,3-DMBA if you have a heart condition.
High blood pressure: 1,3-DMBA might increase blood pressure. Do not use 1,3-DMBA if you have high blood pressure.
Glaucoma: 1,3-DMBA might make glaucoma worse. Do not use 1,3-DMBA if you have glaucoma.
Surgery: 1,3-DMBA might increase heart rate and blood pressure, which could interfere with the drugs used during surgery. Stop taking 1,3-DMBA at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Stimulant drugs interacts with 1,3-DMBA
Stimulant drugs, such as amphetamines and cocaine, speed up the nervous system. By speeding up the nervous system, stimulant medications can increase blood pressure and speed up the heartbeat. 1,3-DMBA might also speed up the nervous system. Taking 1,3-DMBA along with stimulant drugs might cause serious problems including increased heart rate and high blood pressure.
Be cautious with this combination
Medications changed by the liver (Cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6) substrates) interacts with 1,3-DMBA
Some medications are changed and broken down by the liver. 1,3-DMBA might change how quickly the liver breaks down these medications. This could change the effects and side effects of these medications.
Be watchful with this combination
1,3-DMBA is believed to work like a stimulant, which might increase the chance of serious side effects. 1,3-DMBA is also on the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) prohibited substances list.
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