Last update: Aug. 12, 2014

Psychotria Ipecacuanha

Low Risk for breastfeeding


Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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Root of shrub is used. It contains isoquinoline alkaloids: emetine, cephaeline, psychotrine...
Effects: at lower dose: expectorant; at higher dose: emesis induction. Indication after Commission E of German Ministry of Health: none.
(The use in breastfeeding women of dried extract at normalized dilutions is indicated to induce vomiting in acute intoxications and considered to be safe by WHO).

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Psychotria Ipecacuanha.

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Other names

Psychotria Ipecacuanha is also known as Syrup Of Ipecac. Here it is a list of alternative known names::


Group

Psychotria Ipecacuanha belongs to this group or family:

References

  1. WHO / UNICEF. BREASTFEEDING AND MATERNAL MEDICATION Recommendations for Drugs in the Eleventh WHO Model List of Essential Drugs. Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (WHO/UNICEF) 2002 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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