OCTODRINE

OTHER NAME(S):

1,5-DMHA, 1,5-Dimethylhexylamine, 1,5-Diméthylhexylamine, 2-Amino-5-Methylheptane, 2-Amino-5-Méthylheptane, 2-Amino-6-Methylheptane, 2-Amino-6-Méthylheptane, 2-Aminoisoheptane, 2-Heptylamine, 6-Methyl-2-Heptylamine, 6-Méthyl-2-Heptylamine, 6-Methyl-, 2-Isooctyl Amine, 6-Méthylheptane-2-Amine, Aconite Extract, Aconitum Kusnezoffii, Amino-5-Methylheptane, Amidrine, DMHA, Extrait d'Aconit, Octodrina, Vaporpac.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Octodrine was originally used as drug for nasal congrestion. Today, octodrine is included as an ingredient in products used as dietary supplements to boost workout performance, "burn fat," or increase weight loss.

Some products claim that octodrine comes naturally from aconite plants, but there is no clear evidence that octodrine can be found in these plants. It is likely that octodrine found in dietary supplements is made in a laboratory rather than produced from natural sources.

Octodrine appears to be similar to another stimulant called dimethylamylamine (DMAA). DMAA has been removed from the market in certain countries due to safety concerns.

How does it work?

Octodrine is thought to have stimulant effects similar to decongestants such as pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, and others. Some promoters say that it is a safer alternative to ephedrine and dimethylamylamine. However, there is no scientific information to back up this claim.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Athletic performance.
  • Weight loss.
  • Other condition.
More evidence is needed to rate octodrine for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Octodrine is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth. Octodrine might have effects similar to dimethylamylamine (DMAA) which is another stimulant that might cause serious side effects, including heart attack and death.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking octodrine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

High blood pressure: Octodrine might have stimulant effects and increase blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, avoid taking octodrine.

Glaucoma: Octodrine might have stimulant effects and cause blood vessels to constrict. This could worsen some types of glaucoma. If you have glaucoma, avoid taking octodrine.

Irregular heartbeat (heart arrhythmia): Octodrine might have stimulant effects and cause a rapid heartbeat. This could worsen heart arrhythmias. If you have an irregular heartbeat, avoid taking octodrine.

Surgery: Octodrine might have stimulant effects, so it might interfere with surgery by increasing heart rate and blood pressure. Stop taking octodrine at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for OCTODRINE Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of octodrine depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for octodrine. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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