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Pilulae Aloini, Strychninae, et Belladonna (N. F.)—Pills of Aloin, Strychnine, and Belladonna.

Related entry: Aloinum (U. S. P.)—Aloin - Strychnina (U. S. P.)—Strychnine - Belladonna.—Belladonna

Preparation.—"Aloin, one and three-tenths grammes (1.3 Gm.) [20 grs.]; strychnine, alkaloid, five centigrammes (0.05 Gm.) [5/6 gr.]; alcoholic extract of belladonna leaves (U. S. P.), eight decigrammes (0.8 Gm.) [12.6 grs.]. To make 100 pills. Each pill contains 1/5 grain of aloin, 1/120 grain of strychnine, and 1/8 grain of extract of belladonna leaves (see Pilulae, N. F.). Note.—These pills are also prepared with double the amount of strychnine. It is recommended that the stronger pills be dispensed only when specially demanded." Adapted from Nat. Form.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—These pills are very popular with physicians at the present day for the treatment of habitual constipation. Dose, 1 to 2 pills a day.

Related Pills.—PILULAE ALOINI, STRYCHNINAE ET BELLADONNAE COMPOSITA (N. F.), Compound pills of aloin, strychnine, and belladonna. "Aloin, one and three-tenths grammes (1.3 Gm.) [20 grs.]; strychnine, alkaloid, five centigrammes (0.05 Gm.) [5/6 gr.]; alcoholic extract of belladonna leaves (U. S. P.), eight decigrammes (0,8 Gm.) [12.5 grs.]; extract of rhamnus purshiana, three and one-fourth grammes (3.25 Gm.) [50 grs.]. To make 100 pills. Each pill contains 1/5 grain of aloin, 1/120 grain of strychnine, 1/8 grain of extract of belladonna leaves, and 1/2 grain of extract of rhamnus (see Pilulae, N. F.). Note.—If extract of rhamnus purshiana is not available, take fluid extract of rhamnus purshiana (U. S. P.), and evaporate it on a water-bath, to a pilular consistence. These pills are also prepared with double the amount of strychnine. It is recommended that the stronger pills be dispensed only when specially demanded." Adapted from Nat. Form.

PILULAE ALOINI COMPOSITAE (N. F.), Compound pills of aloin.—"Aloin, three and one-fourth grammes (3.25 Gm.) [50 grs.]; resin of podophyllum (U. S. P.), eight decigrammes (0.8 Gm.) [12.5 grs.]; alcoholic extract of belladonna leaves (U. S. P.), one and six-tenths grammes (1.6 Gm.) [25 grs.]. To make 100 pills. Each pill contains 1/2 grain of aloin, 1/8 grain of resin of podophyllum, and 1/4 grain of extract of belladonna leaves" (see Pilulae, N. F.). Adapted from Nat. Form.

PILULAE ANTIDYSPEPTICAE (N. F.), Antidyspeptic pills.—"Strychnine, alkaloid, sixteen centigrammes (0.16 Gm.) [2 1/2 grs.]; ipecac, in fine powder, sixty-five centigrammes (0.65 Gm.) [10 grs.]; alcoholic extract of belladonna leaves (U. S. P.), sixty-five centigrammes (0.65 Gm.) [10 grs.]; mass of mercury (U. S. P.), thirteen grammes (13 Gm.) [200 grs.]; compound extract of colocynth (U. S. P.), thirteen grammes (13 Gm.) [200 grs.]. To make 100 pills. Each pill contains 1/40 grain of strychnine, 1/10 grain of ipecac, 1/10 grain of extract of belladonna leaves, 2 grains of blue mass, and 2 grains of extract of colocynth" (see Pilulae, N. F.). Adapted from Nat. Form.


King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.



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