Quininae Hydrofluoridum. Quinine Hydrofluoride.

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C20H25N2O2F = 344.22.

Synonyms.—Quininae Fluoridum; Quinine Fluoride.

Quinine hydrofluoride, C20H24N2O2HF, is a salt of the alkaloid quinine. The salt contains 94.17 per cent. of anhydrous quinine and 5.82 per cent. of hydrofluoric acid. It occurs in the form of colourless crystals, or as a white or whitish amorphous powder.

Insoluble in water; soluble in alcohol.

Action and Uses.—Quinine hydrofluoride has been recommended for use with iron fluoride in rickets and enlarged spleen. It is best administered in cachets.

Dose.—6 to 12 centigrams (1 to 2 grains).

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