Last update: Aug. 12, 2014
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).
We do not have alternatives for Syrup Of Ipecac.
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