Jan 15, 2001: Are There Ever any Indications to Administer Syrup of Lpecac or Perform Gastric Lavage?

The Position Papers noted that there was no evidence that administration of Ipecac did change outcome.  Although some poison centers still recommend Ipecac on occasion, the majority of poison centers do not.  The Middle Tennessee Poison Center does not recommend Ipecac and does not feel it is necessary to have Ipecac in the home.  Our poison prevention literature states that Ipecac is not recommended.