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Ipecac

Ipecac
a syrup that is used to induce vomiting, most often after ingestion of a potentially harmful substance. For use in acute poisonings (where indicated), adults should receive 15-30cc of ipecac, immediately followed by a glass of water (240cc). This dose may be repeated one time in 20 minutes if vomiting has not occurred. For children 1-12 years, give 15cc of ipecac, immediately followed by a glass of water (240cc). For children 6 months to 1 year give 5-10cc ipecac. Dosages can be repeated one time if vomiting has not occurred after 30 minutes. Do not use ipecac in children under 6 months unless a physician is present.


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