Emergency treatment of poisoning by most drugs and chemicals.
Treatment of diarrhea, stomach gas, and excessive flatulence.
Acute Intoxication PO/Gavage tube 30 to 100 g (or 1 g/kg or about 5 to 10 times amount of poison ingested) as suspension (mixed with 6 to 8 oz water).
GI Dialysis PO/Gavage tube 20 to 40 every 6 h for 1 to 2 days; alternate aqueous suspension and sorbitol suspension.
Inhibits GI absorption.
None known. Ineffective for poisonings by cyanide, mineral acids and alkalis. Not particularly effective for poisonings by ethanol, methanol, and iron salts.
GI: Vomiting; constipation or diarrhea; black stools. Sorbitol may cause loose stools and vomiting.
Food (eg, milk, ice cream, sherbet)
Decrease the absorptive capacity of drug.
May have decreased effectiveness because of absorption by activated charcoal (eg, oral acetylcysteine used as antidote for acetaminophen overdose).
Syrup of ipecac
Inactivated because of absorption by activated charcoal. Do not administer together.
Therapeutic Classification: Antidote
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