Administration—Dose, from one to twenty grains. Large doses are necessarily given in capsules unless dissolved in a large quantity of water.
Therapy—The agent acts specifically upon the skin and mucous membranes, controlling excessive secretion. Twenty grains of the acid taken an hour before going to bed will control some of the worst cases of night sweats. It is especially applicable in phthisis, but is also valuable in the profuse sweating that occurs during the recovery from prostrating fevers.
In excessive mucous discharges from whatever cause, it is a valuable remedy. A one per cent solution may be used in nasal catarrh as a douche, in laryngitis and in bronchitis and as an application in mild forms of sore throat.
The American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy, 1919, was written by Finley Ellingwood, M.D.
It was scanned by Michael Moore for the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine.