A clinical comparison of syrup of ipecac and apomorphine use in adults.

@article{Schofferman1976ACC,
  title={A clinical comparison of syrup of ipecac and apomorphine use in adults.},
  author={Jerome A Schofferman},
  journal={JACEP},
  year={1976},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={22-5}
}
A prospective, randomized study was performed to compare syrup of ipecac to apomorphine as the emetic of choice in poisoning cases. Of the 28 adults studied, 15 patients (54%) received 30 ml of ipecac orally and 13 received 0.1 mg/kg apomorphine subcutaneously. Emesis was successfully induced with initial therapy in 13 of 15 (87%) ipecac-treated patients and 10 of 13 (77%) apomorphine-treated patients. In the ipecac group the mean latency period before onset of vomiting was 11.6 minutes (range… CONTINUE READING