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Trochisci Morphinae.—Morphine Lozenges. Trochisci Morphinae et Ipecacuanhae (U. S. P.)—Troch

Trochisci Morphinae.—Morphine Lozenges.

Related entries: Opium (U. S. P.)—Opium

Preparation.—"Take of hydrochlorate of morphine, 20 grains; tincture of tolu, 1/2 fluid ounce; refined sugar, in powder, 24 ounces (av.); gum acacia, in powder 1 ounce (av.); mucilage of gum acacia, a sufficiency; distilled water, 1/2 fluid ounce. Dissolve the hydrochlorate of morphine in the water; add this solution to the tincture of tolu, previously mixed with 2 fluid ounces of the mucilage; then add the gum and sugar, previously mixed, and more mucilage, if necessary, to form a proper mass. Divide into 720 lozenges, and dry these in a hot-air chamber at a moderate temperature. Each lozenge contains 1/36 grain of hydrochlorate of morphine"—(Br. Pharm., 1885). The present British Pharmacopoeia (1898) directs Trochiscus Morphinae of the same strength; it is made by incorporating morphine hydrochloride with the tolu basis.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—(See Morphinae.)


Trochisci Morphinae et Ipecacuanhae (U. S. P.)—Troches of Morphine and Ipecac.

Related entry: Ipecacuanha (U. S. P.)—Ipecac

SYNONYM: Morphine and ipecacuanha lozenge.

Preparation.—"Morphine sulphate, sixteen centigrammes (0.16 Gm.) [2.5 grs.]; ipecac, in No. 60 powder, fifty centigrammes (0.50 Gm.) [8 grs.]; sugar, in fine powder, sixty-five grammes (65 Gm.) [2 ozs. av., 128 grs.]; oil of gaultheria, two-tenths cubic centimeter (0.2 Cc.) [3♏]; mucilage of tragacanth, a sufficient quantity to make 100 troches. Rub the powders together until they are thoroughly mixed; then add the oil of gaultheria (equivalent to about 4 drops), and incorporate it with the mixture. Lastly, with mucilage of tragacanth, form a mass, to be divided into 100 troches"—(U. S. P.). About 1/40 grain of morphine sulphate and 1/12 grain of ipecacuanha are contained in each troche.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—These troches are employed to relieve cough. Dose, 1 to 2 troches.


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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