Linimentum Succini Compositum.—Compound Liniment of Oil of Amber.
Preparation.—Take of oil of stillingia, rectified oil of amber, each, 1 fluid ounce; oil of lobelia, 3 fluid drachms; olive oil, 2 fluid ounces. Mix.
Action and Medical Uses.—I have found this preparation very efficient in chronic asthma, croup, pertussis, chorea, epilepsy, rheumatism, sciatica, and various other spasmodic and painful affections; in many instances being much superior to the compound liniment of stillingia. Its manner of application is the same as recommended for the preceding liniment. In very severe cases, it may be applied every hour, or half-hour, and continued until vomiting ensues. It acts as a stimulant, relaxant, and antispasmodic. In many of the above diseases it will effect a cure without the exhibition of any internal medicine, and is especially useful among children to whom it is difficult to administer remedies by mouth, or in cases where the stomach rejects all medicines. Care must be taken not to use too much of this liniment at any one application. Owing to the presence of stillingia in this preparation, the liniment is prone to precipitation (see remarks concerning Compound Stillingia Liniment) (J. King).
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.