Mistura Guaiaci (N. F.)—Mixture of Guaiac.
Related entry: Guaiaci Lignum (U. S. P.)—Guaiacum Wood
Preparation.—"Guaiac (U. S. P.), in powder, twenty-five grammes (25 Gm.) [386 grs.]; sugar, twenty-five grammes (25 Gm.) [386 grs.]; acacia, in fine powder, fifteen grammes (15 Gm.) [231 grs.]; cinnamon water (U. S. P.), one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Triturate the powdered guaiac with the sugar and acacia, then gradually add the cinnamon water, and mix thoroughly. This mixture should be well agitated, whenever any of it is to be dispensed. Note.—This preparation is practically identical with the Mistura Guaiaci of the British Pharmacopoeia"—(Nat. Form.).
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—Same as for Guaiacum. Dose, 1/4 to 1 fluid ounce, several times a day. Mixture of guaiac was once very popular in the treatment of constitutional syphilis and syphilitic rheumatism.
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.