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Pharmacist's Manual - APPENDIX A-N

Appendix G

Equivalency Tables for Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine, and Phenylpropanolamine Under the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005

RETAIL DAILY SALE LIMITS ARE NOT TO EXCEED THE FOLLOWING AMOUNTS PER PURCHASER
Ingredient Number of Tablets = 3.6 grams
25 mg Ephedrine HCl 175
25 mg Ephedrine Sulfate 186
30 mg Pseudoephedrine HCl 146
60 mg Pseudoephedrine HCl 73
120 mg Pseudoephedrine HCl 36
30 mg Pseudoephedrine Sulfate 155
60 mg Pseudoephedrine Sulfate 77
120 mg Pseudoephedrine Sulfate 38
Phenylpropanolamine (PPA) The Food and Drug Administration issued a voluntary
recall of this ingredient as being unsafe for human
consumption. Veterinary use is by prescription only.
30-DAY SALE LIMITS ARE NOT TO EXCEED THE FOLLOWING AMOUNTS PER PURCHASER
Ingredient Number of tablets at
retail = 9 grams
Number of tablets for mail
orders = 7.5 grams
25 mg Ephedrine HCl 439 366
25 mg Ephedrine Sulfate 466 389
30 mg Pseudoephedrine HCl 366  305
60 mg Pseudoephedrine HCl 183 152
120 mg Pseudoephedrine HCl 91 76
30 mg Pseudoephedrine Sulfate 389 324
60 mg Pseudoephedrine Sulfate 194 162
120 mg Pseudoephedrine Sulfate 97 81
Phenylpropanolamine (PPA) The Food and Drug Administration issued a voluntary
recall of this ingredient as being unsafe for human
consumption.  Veterinary use is by prescription only.

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