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Where Can I Buy Syrup of It?
IPECAC SYRUP may be obtained at any pharmacy. Your pharmacist is allowed to sell you one ounce (30ml) without a prescription. The syrup will keep for several years if stored at room temperature.
When Should I Use It?
IPECAC SYRUP should not be used in every poisoning emergency. All poison ingestions do not require removal of poison from stomach; in some cases it can be harmful. Strong acids (such as toilet bowl cleaner) or strong alkalis (such as lye, drain or oven cleaner, or dishwasher detergent) can burn throat ÷ and vomiting will only make damage worse. Use IPECAC SYRUP only if recommended by your poison center or doctor.
How Do I Use It?
For children one year of age or older: Only give on advice of a Poison Center or your Physician.
For Adults: Give one tablespoon (15 ml) of IPECAC SYRUP. Follow it by at least one glass (8 ounces) of water, fruit juice or any other fluids. Have victim drink more liquid if possible. If vomiting has not occurred within 20 minutes, dose of IPECAC SYRUP can be repeated with more fluids. Only repeat dosage once. If vomiting does not occur, call your poison center or doctor again. The dose of IPECAC SYRUP is different for infants, older children, and for adults. Your poison center or doctor will give you complete instructions
Normally Syrup of Ipecac should not be given at home if:
1.The patient is less than one year old or 2.Corrosives (lye, drain cleaners, oven cleaners, automatic dishwasher detergent, or other strong acids or bases) have been taken or burns are seen around or in mouth or 3.A petroleum distillate-containing product (kerosene, gasoline, paint thinner, furniture polish, etc.) has been taken or 4.The patient is lethargic (sluggish), asleep, or comatose (unconscious) or 5.The patient is convulsing.
And finally “Ipecac Syrup” must not be used for loosing weight in any case!
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