Extractum Papaveris Liquidum, B.P.C. Liquid Extract of Poppy.

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Related entries: Poppy Capsules

Poppy Capsules, freed from seeds, in No. 20 powder 45.00 | 9 ounces
Alcohol 25.00 | 5 fl. ounces
Distilled Water, boiling, a sufficient quantity.

Digest the poppy capsules in 100 (20 fluid ounces) of the boiling water for twenty-four hours, stirring frequently; then transfer to a percolator, and exhaust by percolation with more boiling distilled water. Evaporate the liquid on a water-bath to 75 (15 fluid ounces); when cold add the alcohol, allow to stand for twenty-four hours, filter, and make up to the required volume with distilled water.
Dose.—2 to 4 mils (30 to 60 minims).

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