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Trochisci Santonini (U. S. P.)—Troches of Santonin. Trochisci Santonini Composita.—Compound

Trochisci Santonini (U. S. P.)—Troches of Santonin.

Related entry: Santonica (U. S. P.)—Santonica

SYNONYM: Santonin lozenge.

Preparation.—"Santonin, in fine powder, three grammes (3 Gm.) [46 grs.]; sugar, in fine powder, one hundred and ten grammes (110 Gm.) [3 ozs. av., 385 grs.]; tragacanth, in fine powder, three grammes (3 Gm.) [46 grs.]; stronger orange-flower water, a sufficient quantity to make 100 troches. Rub the powders together until they are thoroughly mixed; then, with stronger orange-flower water, form a mass, to be divided into 100 troches. Troches of santonin should be kept in dark, amber-colored vials"—(U. S. P.). Nearly 1/2 grain of santonin is contained in each troche.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—To expel intestinal worms, 1 troche, night and morning.

Related Preparation.—TROCHISCI SODII SANTONINATIS (N. F.), Troches of sodium santoninate. "Sodium santoninate, in fine powder, six and one-half grammes (6.5 Gm.) [100 grs.]; sugar, in fine powder, one hundred and thirty grammes (130 Gm.) [4 ozs. av., 256 grs.]; tragacanth, in fine powder, three and- three-fourths grammes (3.75 Gm.) [58 grs.]; orange-flower water, a sufficient quantity to make 100 troches. Rub the powders together until they are thoroughly mixed; then, with orange-flower water, form a mass, to be divided into 100 trochee. Troches of sodium santoninate should be kept in dark amber-colored vials"—(Nat. Form.). This troche contains 1 grain of sodium santoninate.


Trochisci Santonini Composita.—Compound Troches of Santonin.

Preparation.—Take of santonin 25 grains; resin of jalap, 10 grains; gum Arabic, in powder, 30 grains; pure chocolate, 60 grains; white sugar, 160 grains; water, a sufficient quantity (about 15 minims). Rub the santonin, resin of jalap, gum Arabic, chocolate, and sugar together until they are thoroughly mixed; then add enough water to form a mass of proper consistence. Divide into 64 pills or troches, and coat with sugar. Gamboge or resin of podophyllum may be substituted for the resin of jalap.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—These are useful as a vermifuge. For a child from 3 to 6 years of age, from 2 to 4 may be used daily, as long as required. Said to be similar to the formula of Fougera, of New York. (See also Trituratio Santonini et Podophylli.)


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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