- May 26, 2010
Sylvain Georges positive for Heptaminol
Heptaminol is an amino alcohol which is classified as a vasodilator. It is sometimes used in the treatment of high blood pressure, particularly orthostatic hypotension.Jancouver said:
It something athletes take as they think it will increase their performance. I don't think it does much for performance, but I don't know of any data to back that claim up. (Nor do I know of any data to back up the thesis that it aids performance.)Jancouver said:
It counters bronchospasm, muscle spasms of muscles in the walls of the bronchioli (imagine tubes transporting air from the mouth/nose to the air sacks in the lungs). I don't think it aides breathing if you don't have bronchospasms.Rousel said:aides also with breathing.....
Vasodilators are used for the treatment of high blood pressure.Benotti69 said:Heptaminol is an amino alcohol which is classified as a vasodilator. It is sometimes used in the treatment of low blood pressure, particularly orthostatic hypotension.
It is classified as a doping substance. In 2008, the cyclist Dmitriy Fofonov was tested positive at the Tour de France.
In 2010 June the swimmer Frédérick Bousquet was tested positive for the substance, allegedly for buying a medicine from the pharmacy