In a column in Accent on Health Oct. 30 by Dr. T. Berry Brazelton on handling a poisoning emergency, the incorrect dosage was given for administering ipecac.
When vomiting needs to be induced, ipecac syrup is the correct method, but a poison-control center should be consulted before ipecac is administered. A tablespoon of ipecac can be given to children one year of age or older. This dose may be repeated only once if vomiting does not occur in 20 to 30 minutes. The Evening Sun regrets the error.