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Potassae Bitartras.

Botanical name:

Related entry: Potassae Bitartras under diuretics

Dose.—Of Bitartrate of Potash as a hydragogue cathaitic, ℨiv. to ℨvj.; as a diuretic and refrigerant, gr. xx. to xl.

Therapeutic Action.—Bitartrate of Potash is cathartic, diuretic and refrigerant. It may be considered one of the best, if not the best, of the purgative salts, and is probably more frequently employed than any other, on account of its taste being much less unpleasant than many others. It is used in febrile and inflammatory diseases, as a mild and cooling purgative, producing free watery evacuations from the bowels.


The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.



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