Pulvis Acetanilidi Compositus (N. F.)—Compound Powder of Acetanilid.
Preparation.—"Acetanilid, fifty grammes (50 Gm.) [1 oz. av., 334 grs.]; caffeine, two grammes (2 Gm.) [31 grs.]; tartaric acid, three grammes (3 Gm.) [46 grs.]; sodium bicarbonate, forty-five grammes (45 Gm.) [1 oz. av., 257 grs.]. Reduce the ingredients, separately, to a fine powder, and mix them thoroughly. Note.—This preparation is popularly prescribed in New Orleans, under the name of 'Kamna-Fuga,' as an antipyretic, and is claimed to have some advantages over acetanilid itself"—(Nat. Form.).
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—Analgesic and antipyretic. Considerably employed in headache (megrim), in doses of 5 to 10 grains. Uses practically those enumerated respectively under acetanilid and caffeine.
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.