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Tinctura Jaborandi.—Tincture of Jaborandi.

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

Preparation.—"Take of jaborandi, in No. 40 powder, 5 ounces (av.); proof spirit (49 %), 1 pint (Imp.)"—(Br. Pharm., 1885). Prepare as directed for Tinctura Sennae. The British Pharmacopoeia (1898) directs: Take of "jaborandi leaves, in No. 40 powder, 4 ounces (Imp.), or 200 grammes (Metric); alcohol (45 per cent), a sufficient quantity. Moisten the powder with 2 1/2 fluid ounces (or 125 cubic centimeters) of alcohol, and complete the percolation process. The resulting tincture should measure 1 pint, or 1000 cubic centimeters"—(Br. Pharm., 1898).

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—(See Pilocarpus.) Dose, 10 to 60 minims.


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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