What medicine makes u vomit?

Table of contents:

  1. What medicine makes u vomit?
  2. How fast does syrup of ipecac work?
  3. What is in ipecac that makes you vomit?
  4. What is the purpose of syrup of ipecac?
  5. Can ipecac stop vomiting?
  6. What class is ipecac syrup?
  7. When should I take ipecac?
  8. Is ipecac over the counter?

What medicine makes u vomit?

Medicines That Can Cause Nausea and Vomiting

  • Antibiotics.
  • Antidepressants.
  • Aspirin, ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin), and naproxen (such as Aleve).
  • Medicines used to treat cancer (chemotherapy).
  • Opioid pain medicines.
  • Vitamins and mineral supplements, such as iron.

How fast does syrup of ipecac work?

Ipecac syrup empties the stomach completely within 30 minutes in over 90% of patients; average emptying time is 20 minutes.

What is in ipecac that makes you vomit?

The actions of ipecac are mainly those of major alkaloids, emetine (methylcephaeline) and cephaeline. They both act locally by irritating the gastric mucosa and centrally by stimulating the medullary chemoreceptor trigger zone to induce vomiting.

What is the purpose of syrup of ipecac?

Ipecac is used in the emergency treatment of certain kinds of poisoning. It is used to cause vomiting of the poison.

Can ipecac stop vomiting?

Taking syrup of ipecac causes vomiting. This might help remove up to 54% of ingested poison when taken within 10 minutes of poisoning.

What class is ipecac syrup?

ipecac syrup (Rx, OTC) Classes: Antidotes, Other; Emetic Agents.

When should I take ipecac?

One-half to one full glass (120 to 240 mL) of water should be taken right before or right after the dose. The dose may be repeated one time after twenty to thirty minutes if vomiting does not occur. Children up to 6 months of age—Ipecac must be given only under the direction of your doctor.

Is ipecac over the counter?

Commentary. Ipecac is sold OTC in the United States, in 30 ml bottles containing approximately 21 mg of emetine base [1].