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Vasospasm and stroke attributable to ephedra-free xenadrine: case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18700609     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Following the 2004 ban of ephedra, which was linked to several cases of stroke and myocardial infarction, manufacturers have marketed "ephedra-free" weight loss products that include the active ingredient synephrine. Despite the lack of data on safety and efficacy, synephrine is touted by its promoters as a "safe" alternative to ephedra and is often combined with caffeine, as in the supplement Xenadrine-EFX. We report a case of left middle cerebral artery vasopasm and stroke in a young healthy patient in the setting of Xenadrine-EFX use.
Robert O Holmes; Jinny Tavee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  173     ISSN:  0026-4075     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-14     Completed Date:  2008-09-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  708-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Dietary Supplements / adverse effects*
Ephedra / adverse effects*
Plant Preparations / adverse effects*
Risk Factors
Stroke / chemically induced*,  diagnosis,  physiopathology
Vasospasm, Intracranial / chemically induced*,  diagnosis,  physiopathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Plant Preparations

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