A 34-year-old member asked:
what happens if a man consumes ipecac and laxatives together?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Not much: Ipecac induces vomiting by triggering reflexes in stomach and laxative usually work in intestines. If taken together, ipecac may cause laxative to get vomited.
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Bad way to die: Formerly a common feature of most medicine cabinets,ipecac is now considered a drug of abuse.Most pharmacies/stores no longer stock it after poison control studies found it rarely any benefit. Now it is used primarily by those who purge as a habit. It's eventual toxicity to the heart muscle is cumulative. Laxatives just increase the risk of dehydration during purging.
1.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 20, 2016
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