The more complex first aid kits Australia are, the easier it becomes to overcome unexpected situations. When it comes to poisoning, most kits come with ipecac syrup. The respective syrup induces vomiting in people who experience the symptoms of poisoning. Eliminating the harmful substance is the first step. However, regurgitating can become quite harmful in the long run. From this point of view, some specialists recommend replacing the ipecac syrup with activated charcoal pills or tablets, which need to be combined with water. Ipecac syrup is not so harmful if it is not used regularly though. It might be wiser to have both options around.