Quininae Acetyl-salicylas. Quinine Acetyl-salicylate.

Related entry: Quinine - Red Cinchona Bark

C29H32N2O6 = 504.276.

Synonyms.—Quininae Acetosalas; Quinine Acetosalate; Quininae Salacetas; Quinine Salacetate.

Quinine acetyl-salicylate, C20H24N2O2.C6H4.COOH.OCOCH3, may be prepared by mixing alcoholic solutions of quinine and acetylsalicylic acid. It occurs as a white, crystalline powder, containing 64 per cent. of quinine. Melting-point, 1.570. It is also known under the trade-name Xaxaquin.

Soluble in water (1 in 350), alcohol (1 in 50), chloroform (1 in 7) insoluble in ether.

Action and Uses.—The action of quinine acetyl-salicylate resembles that of quinine salicylate.

Dose.—½ to 3 decigrams (1 to 5 grains).

The British Pharmaceutical Codex, 1911, was published by direction of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.