- What other names is German Ipecac known by?
- What is German Ipecac?
- How does German Ipecac work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for German Ipecac.
Despite safety concerns, people take German ipecac for digestion problems, kidney disorders, fluid retention, and snakebite. They also take it to cause vomiting and sweating.
Women take German ipecac to treat painful menstrual periods.
Some people apply German ipecac directly to the skin in a warm compress (poultice) for healing swelling and bruising.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Digestive problems.
- Kidney problems.
- Painful menstrual periods.
- Fluid retention.
- Swelling and bruising, when applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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vomiting, breathing problems, paralysis, heart stoppage, and other problems.
There isn't enough information to know whether it is safe to apply German ipecac directly to the skin.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: German ipecac might be UNSAFE for anyone to take. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, concern for you baby's health gives you extra reasons not to use it.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011