Table 23. Summary of adverse events with ephedra consumption*

DemographicsType of EventDeathMIOther CardiacCVA / StrokeOther NeurologicalSeizurePsychiatric Symptoms
Total Events
Sentinel Events2309035
Possible Sentinel Events97210177
Events by Sex
Female
Sentinel Events1005032
Possible Sentinel Events3407154
Male
Sentinel Events1304003
Possible Sentinel Events6323023
Events by Age
13–30
Sentinel Events2203023
Possible Sentinel Events5012035
31–50
Sentinel Events0105012
Possible Sentinel Events4615031
51–70
Sentinel Events0001000
Possible Sentinel Events0103111
*

includes three events from Metabolife analysis.

From: 3, Results

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Ephedra and Ephedrine for Weight Loss and Athletic Performance Enhancement: Clinical Efficacy and Side Effects.
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