Ephedrine shelf life

Discussion in 'Anything and Everything about dietary supplements' started by babucher, Dec 30, 2003.

  1. babucher

    babucher New Member

    Anyone know the shelf-life of a bottle of unopened:
    1. Ephedrine HCl
    2. Ephedra extract
    I found this:
    http://www.inchem.org/documents/pims/pharm/pim209.htm
    But the 'shelf life' subsection has no data.
    Also of interest, what would be the likely decomposition products, and would they be harmful or inert?
    Anyone have an analytical (HPLC, etc) method for analyzing ephedrine HCl purity?
    Thanks,
    Brian
     
  2. Insane_Man

    Insane_Man New Member

    I don't know, there's no date on the bottle (which isn't the most scientific anyways)?

    I would think it would last pretty long. You concerned since ephedra just got banned in the US?
     
  3. babucher

    babucher New Member

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    Well, as far as I know it's not actually banned yet, but yes it is a concern to me.
    UPDATE:
    Ok, after some searching around I found out that D&E Pharmaceuticals manufactures pure Ephedrine HCl for sale. I called them up and they said that the shelf life should be at least 10 years.
    They require two forms of identification with a signed copy in order to sell the pure Ephedrine HCl, but hey, might as well stock up.
    Brian
     

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