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Linctus Codeinae, B.P.C. Linctus of Codeine.

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Format explanation

Related entry: Opium poppy

Syrup of Codeine 50.00 | 10 fl. ounces
Citric Acid 1.75 | 153 grains
Emulsion of Chloroform 5.00 | 1 fl. ounce
Glycerin 16.50 | 3 fl. oz. 144 m.
Mucilage of Tragacanth to 100.00 | to 20 fl. ounces

Dissolve the citric acid in the syrup of codeine; then add the glycerin, emulsion of chloroform, and sufficient mucilage of tragacanth to make up the required volume. This preparation contains about 1/8 grain of codeine phosphate in 1 fluid drachm.

Dose.—2 to 4 mils (1/2 to 1 fluid drachm).


The British Pharmaceutical Codex, 1911, was published by direction of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.



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