Docket Management
Docket: 95N-0304 - Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedrine Alkaloids
Comment Number: EC -171

Accepted - Volume 298

Comment Record
Commentor Dr. Jo Ann Wegmann Date/Time 2003-03-09 15:40:31
Organization West Coast Wellness
Category Health Professional

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments As a registered nurse and nurse educator, I have seen many, many emergency admissions of patients who have overused/abused products such as aspirin, tylenol, and prescritpion medications. West Coast Wellness, through Wellness International Limited, provides one wellness product that contains a total of 37.5 mg of ephedra, for use on a daily basis. The recommended dose of ephedra in other OTC products ranges from 600 mg to 1300 mg daily. It is at these levels that individuals get into trouble, even if they follow diretions put forth by the companies providing these products, let alone taking doses higher than recommended. Please consider the rational, responsible, and clearly labled use of products such as Biolean, before disallowing ephedra totally. A partial solution to the overuse/abue of ephedra may be arrived at through consultation with responsible providers and consumers. Jo Ann Wegmann, RN, PhD

EC -171