Synonyms.—Liquor Antisepticus; Antiseptic Solution.
Related entry: Thymol
|Boric Acid||2.28|||||200 grains|
|Benzoic Acid||0.11|||||10 grains|
|Spirit of Peppermint||0.52|||||50 minims|
|Spirit of Gaultheria||0.52|||||50 minims|
|Oil of Thyme||0.01|||||1 minim|
|Purified Talc, or Kaolin, a sufficient quantity.|
|Distilled Water||to 100.00|||||to 20 ounces|
Dissolve the boric acid in 70 (14 fluid ounces) of the water, and add the benzoic acid previously dissolved in 15 (3 fluid ounces) of the alcohol; then dissolve the thymol, eucalyptol, and volatile oil in the spirits; thoroughly incorporate the kaolin or talc, and add the solution of acids, with constant trituration. Allow the mixture to stand, with occasional agitation, for forty eight hours, then filter, add the remainder of the alcohol to the filtrate, and make up to the required volume with distilled water.
Dose.—2 to 8 mils (½ to 2 fluid drachms).