Emetine

Emetine (Emetinum) - alkaloid contained in the root of ipecac. In clinical practice, using emetina hydrochloride (Emetlni hydrochloridum; list B) for the treatment of amoebic dysentery. Injected under the skin or muscle to 1.5 ml of 2% solution emetina 2 times a day for 4-8 days. The highest single dose - 0.05 g daily 0.1 g
Method of production emetina: powder, and 1% solution in sealed to 1 ml

Emetine (Emetinum hydrochloricum; list - chemotherapeutic agent; hydrochloride alkaloid emetina contained in the root of ipecac (see). Applied for the treatment of amoebic dysentery. Emetine injected subcutaneously or intramuscularly to adults, 1.5 ml of 2% solution of 2 times a day. The course of treatment is 4-6 days. Children dose reduced in accordance with age; children under 6 months emetine not appointed. Higher doses for adults (under the skin and intramuscularly) - single 0.05 g daily 0.1 g Side effects: weakness, nausea, vomiting, pain in the muscles of the limbs, polyneuritis, cardiac weakness. When they appear emetinom treatment should be discontinued. Method of production: powder, ampoules to 1 ml 1% solution.