|Title||Fluid Extract No.262|
|Object Name||Bottle, Medicine|
|Credit line||Silvia M. Ferretti, D.O Medical Museum|
|Year Range from||1930|
Fluid Extract No.262
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).
Medical equipment & supplies
|Collection||Eli Lilly & Co. Bottles|
|Accession number||Pharma. 3|