syrup of ipecac


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syrup of ipecac

[sir′əp]
an emetic preparation of ipecac fluid extract, glycerin, and syrup used to treat certain types of poisonings and drug overdoses. It is no longer routinely used. See also ipecac.

ip·e·cac·uan·ha

(ip'ĕ-kak-wahn'ă)
The dried root of Uragoga (Cephaelis) ipecacuanha (family Rubiaceae), a shrub found in Brazil and other parts of South America; contains emetine, cephaeline, emetamine, ipecacuanhic acid, psychotrine, and methylpsychotrine; has expectorant, emetic, and antidysenteric properties.
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Currently, syrup of ipecac is available without a prescription.
Medicines: Iodine, bleach, eye wash, Benadryl, aspirin, Tylenol, syrup of ipecac, activated charcoal, baking soda, cough syrup, Pepto-Bismol, petroleum jelly.
61 Keep a 1oz bottle of syrup of ipecac handy in case of accidental poisoning.
Over the years, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Association of Poison Control Centers have worked diligently to accomplish the goal of placing syrup of ipecac in homes with children, especially those less than 6 years of age (Lovejoy et al.
However, only 59% of parents knew the poison control center telephone number for their region, and less than 40% had syrup of ipecac in their home.
Syrup of ipecac will make the poisoned person vomit.
But syrup of ipecac not only promotes bulimia, it also kills.
Syrup of ipecac or three percent hydrogen peroxide to be given orally to induce vomiting (but never induce vomiting without first consulting your veterinarian or poison control center)
Have the proper antidotes on hand: an up-to-date bottle of syrup of ipecac, a 30 to 50 gram bottle of activated charcoal and epsom salts are recommended for each child older than 1 year.
syrup of ipecac and activated charcoal (Use only under the advice of a doctor or poison control center)
The ideal scenario for using syrup of ipecac is the case in which a parent walks in, sees his or her 3-year-old eating large quantities of aspirin, and calls your office in a panic.