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Object Record

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Title Fluid Extract No.262
Object Name Bottle, Medicine
Credit line Silvia M. Ferretti, D.O Medical Museum
Year Range from 1930
Description Fluid Extract No.262
Ipecac, U.S.P.
Eli Lilly & Co., Indianapolis, IND, USA

Ipecac is a plant. It is used to make medicine. Ipecac syrup is available both as a nonprescription product and as an FDA-approved prescription product.
Ipecac is taken by mouth to cause vomiting after suspected poisoning. It is also used to treat bronchitis associated with croup in children, a severe kind of diarrhea (amoebic dysentery), and cancer. Ipecac is also used as an expectorant to thin mucous and make coughing easier. Small doses are used to improve appetite.
Health professionals sometimes give ipecac by IV (intravenously) for hepatitis and pockets of infection (abscesses).
Search Terms Apothecary
Bottle
Glass
Pharmaceutical
Pharmacy
Subjects Bottles
Medical equipment & supplies
Pharmaceutical industry
Collection Eli Lilly & Co. Bottles
Accession number Pharma. 3