Warning! “Ipecac Syrup” can cause death when it used for weight loss!
What a shame to weight loss gurus and guides. How can a weight loss guru recommend “Ipecac Syrup” to loose weight? Misuse of “Ipecac syrup” caused a death recently.
Some eating disordered individuals participate in dangerous activity of using ipecac syrup as a means of purging. Ipecac syrup is a plant extract from ipecacuanha scrub found in Brazil. When ingested, Ipecac syrup stimulates central nervous system and stomach, causing person to vomit. Ipecac’s sole purpose is to facilitate vomiting in an individual who has ingested poison or overdosed on medication. The use of Ipecac is for a single use, and intent is for Ipecac syrup to never to be used on multiple occasions.
Since it cause “Vomiting” some Weight Loss guru though it can help to lose weight by means of burning fat. Burning fat by means of vomiting! I don’t know logic. Anyway “Ipecac Syrup” was recommended to loose weight. A over weight patient misused it. That cased death!
You can buy “Ipecac Syrup” from any of Pharmaceutical stores without prescription. Syrup of Ipecac is for emergency use in poisoning. When it is given to a child or an adult, Ipecac syrup will cause vomiting.
Why Use Syrup of Ipecac?
The treatment for many poisonings requires removal of toxic substance from stomach before absorption occurs. IPECAC SYRUP is safer than many other home methods for removing these toxic substances. Sticking you finger down a child’s throat or using salt water are not as effective and can be dangerous to victim.
What is Syrup of Ipecac? Ipecac Syrup is a plant extract made into a syrup that when swallowed, irritates stomach. It is an emetic made from dried root of a plant called ipecacuanha, which is grown in Brazil. An emetic is an agent that causes vomiting.
Who Can Use It?
IPECAC SYRUP can be used effectively with adults or children. Ipecac syrup should not be used if- •the child is under one year old; •the person is very drowsy, unconscious, or having fits; •the child has an unrepaired mouth defect; •the person has a heart condition; •the woman is in her last trimester of pregnancy.