Confectio Sulphuris.—Confection of Sulphur.
Preparation.—Rub intimately together, 4 ounces (av.) of sulphur, 1 ounce (av.) of potassium bitartrate, 4 fluid ounces of syrup of orange-peel, and 18 grains of powdered tragacanth.
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This method of exhibiting the two laxatives, sulphur and cream of tartar, is beneficial in cases of hemorrhoids. The stools produced are semi-solid and copious. The dose is from 1 to 2 drachms.
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.