3. Underpinning Knowledge - Legislation and Professional Issues

3.2.1Pseudoephedrine and Ephedrine

Pseudoephedrine and ephedrine are widely used decongestant pharmacy medicines. However, due to their potential for misuse in the illicit production of methylamphetamine (crystal meth) – a class A Controlled Drug – there are legal restrictions on the quantities that can be sold or supplied without prescription.

FURTHER READING

Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Pseudoephedrine and Ephedrine: look, listen and report.

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