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Ipecac Disease Interactions

There are 3 disease interactions with ipecac:

Major

Ipecac (applies to ipecac) aspiration pneumonia

Major Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applicable conditions: Seizures, Acute Alcohol Intoxication, Shock, Altered Consciousness

Ipecac induces vomiting of gastrointestinal contents that can be aspirated. Therapy with ipecac should not be administered to patients who are less than fully conscious, severely intoxicated, in shock, having seizures, or lack gag reflexes.

References

  1. "Product Information. Ipecac (ipecac)." Roxane Laboratories Inc, Columbus, OH.
Moderate

Ipecac (applies to ipecac) cardiovascular dysfunction

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: Hypotension, Arrhythmias

Ipecac may be absorbed if vomiting does not take place. Cardiotoxicity such as tachycardia, hypotension, dyspnea, ECG changes or arrhythmia have occurred. Chronic use to induce vomiting by patients with eating disorders has resulted in myocarditis, cardiac arrest and failure. Therapy with ipecac should be administered cautiously in patients with or predisposition to cardiovascular dysfunction.

References

  1. "Product Information. Ipecac (ipecac)." Roxane Laboratories Inc, Columbus, OH.
Moderate

Ipecac (applies to ipecac) vascular disorders

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: Cerebral Vascular Disorder, Peripheral Arterial Disease

Ipecac induced vomiting can increase blood pressure. Vomiting and retching associated with ipecac therapy may increase the risk of hemorrhage in patients with sclerotic or other pathologic changes in blood vessels. Therapy with ipecac should be administered cautiously in patients with altered vascular physiology.

References

  1. "Product Information. Ipecac (ipecac)." Roxane Laboratories Inc, Columbus, OH.

Ipecac drug interactions

There is 1 drug interaction with ipecac

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

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