Fluidextractum Lobeliae. U. S.
Fluidextract of Lobelia. Fldext. Lobel.
Related entries: Lobelia
Preparations: Fluidextract of Lobelia
Extrait liquide de Lobelie enflee, Fr.; Flüssiges Lobelienkrautextrakt, Flüssiges Lobelienextrakt, G.
"Lobelia, in No. 30 powder, one thousand grammes [or 35 ounces av., 120 grains]. Prepare a Fluidextract by Type Process B, using a mixture of fifty mils [or 1 fluidounce, 331 minims] of acetic acid, five hundred mils [or 16 fluidounces, 435 minims] of alcohol and four hundred and fifty mils [or 15 fluidounces, 104 minims] of water as Menstruum I, and diluted alcohol as Menstruum II." U. S.
This fluidextract differs from that of the U. S. P. VIII in that the menstruum is acetic acid 1, alcohol 10, water 9 parts. The acetic menstruum is well adapted for exhausting the drug.
This is a valuable fluidextract. It is of a dark olive color, having the acrid taste of lobelia in a very marked degree.
Dose, as an expectorant, from one to five minims (0.06-0.3 mil); as an emetic, from ten to twenty minims (0.6-1.3 mils).