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Emplastrum Capsici. U. S. Capsicum Plaster.

Botanical name:

Emp. Capsic.

Sparadrapum Capsici; Sparadrap de Capsique, Fr.; Capsicumpflaster, G.

"Oleoresin of Capsicum, Rubber Plaster, spread on fabric, each, a sufficient quantity. Apply oleoresin of capsicum to the surface of rubber plaster so as to form a thin, even coating, leaving a margin around the edges. Each fifteen square centimeters of spread plaster contains 0.25 Gm. of oleoresin of capsicum." U. S.

The oleoresin should be laid on very evenly with a camel's-hair brush.

This affords a convenient way of obtaining the rubefacient effects of capsicum; of course, the practice will be for the pharmacist to employ machine-spread adhesive plaster as the base; although, with a little experience, very good work can be done by hand.


The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.



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