... severe vomit phobic and, in her case, we need to further the work by inducing vomiting in session. The clinical literature mentions using an emetic such as ipecac to this end - however I can find no information on how to procure ipecac syrup or any other effective emetic. Can anyone tell me how to get hold of some? Many thanks, R Gipps
Ipecac syrup was often used, in the past, to induce vomiting in the case of accidental poisoning. It is rarely used now a days because research has shown that while it induces vomiting its use in accidental poisoning is of little benefit.
You will struggle to find it.
Talk to your local pharmacist ... (an older one!)
- Ipecac Information for Consumers
- Ipecac Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ipecac (detailed)
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