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Pulvis Camphorae Compositus.—Compound Powder of Camphor.

Related entries: Camphora (U. S. P.)—Camphor

Preparation.—Take of tannic acid, kino, camphor, each, in powder, 20 grains; opium, in powder, 10 grains. Mix well together, and divide into 20 powders.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—These powders are stimulant, antispasmodic, anodyne, and astringent, and have proved highly successful in the treatment of Asiatic cholera, cholerine, and severe cholera morbus. They speedily check the discharges, and relieve the pains or cramps. The dose is 1 powder after each discharge from the bowels, or oftener, if the urgency of the case requires it. The powders may be given in molasses, quince syrup, or blackberry jelly. When more stimulus is required, 1 or 2 grains of capsicum may be added to each dose (J. King).

Related Powders.—PULVIS CATECHU COMPOSITUS (N. F.), Compound powder of catechu. "Catechu, in fine powder, forty grammes (40 Gm.) [1 oz. av., 180 grs.]; kino, in fine powder, twenty grammes (20 Gm.) [309 grs.]; krameria, in fine powder, twenty grammes (20 Gm.) [309 grs.]; cinnamon, in fine powder, ten grammes (10 Gm.) [154 grs.]; nutmeg, in fine powder, ten grammes (10 Gm.) [154 grs.]. Mix them intimately, pass the powder through a fine sieve, and afterward rub it lightly in a mortar. Keep it in a stoppered bottle. Note.—This preparation is official in the Br. Pharm."—(Nat. Form.). Dose, 10 to 60 grains.

PULVIS KINO COMPOSITUS (N. F.), Compound powder of kino, Pulvis kino cum opio.."Kino, in fine powder, seventy-five grammes (75 Gm.) [2 ozs. av., 282 grs.]; powdered opium, five grammes (5 Gm.) [77 grs.]; cinnamon, in fine powder, twenty grammes (20 Gm.) [309 grs.]. Mix them intimately, pass the mixed powder through a moderately fine sieve, and afterward rub it lightly in a mortar. Keep it in a stoppered bottle. Every 20 grains of this preparation contain I grain of powdered opium. Note.—This preparation is official in the Br. Pharm."—(Nat. Form.). Dose, 5 to 20 grains.


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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