Brand Name: Ipecac
Generic Name: Generic only. No brands available
Ipecac Syrup is used for causing vomiting in emergency situations (eg, poisoning, overdose).
Ipecac Syrup is an emetic. It works by irritating the stomach lining and stimulating the vomiting center of the brain.
Use Ipecac Syrup as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Follow the directions for using Ipecac Syrup provided by a health care provider, doctor, emergency personnel, or poison control center.
Drink 1 to 2 glasses of water (8 to 16 ounces/240 to 480 mL) after taking Ipecac Syrup.
If vomiting does not occur within 30 minutes, repeat the dose. If the second dose does not cause vomiting, contact a health care provider immediately.
If you are unable to use Ipecac Syrup as prescribed, contact your doctor immediately.
If you miss a dose of Ipecac Syrup, contact your doctor right away.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Ipecac Syrup.
Ipecac Syrup may cause drowsiness or dizziness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to Ipecac Syrup. Using Ipecac Syrup alone, with certain other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or perform other potentially dangerous tasks.
Keep being active and moving after taking Ipecac Syrup.
Use Ipecac Syrup with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 12 months of age. Safety and effectiveness in this age group have not been confirmed.
PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Ipecac Syrup during pregnancy. It is unknown if Ipecac Syrup is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are taking Ipecac Syrup, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.