Docket Management
Docket: 95N-0304 - Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedrine Alkaloids
Comment Number: EC -346

Accepted - Volume 307

Comment Record
Commentor Ms. Monica King Date/Time 2003-03-19 13:08:25
Organization Bastyr University
Category Academic

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments Ephedra is a plant that has been used effectively and safely for respiratory constriction and seasonal allergies. The harmful effects when taken as a diet drug, is evidence of consumer abuse. For this reason it should be unlawful to put ephedra in weight loss supplements. The proper use of this herbal medicine should be limited to respiratory conditions. Ephedra is a wonderful medicine, and should be precribed by a certified Herbalist, Naturopathic doctor, or Doctor of Oriental Medicine. It would be unjustified to take ephedra of the market COMPLETELY due to the abuse in the wieght loss industry.

EC -346