Piperidinae Tartras, Piperidine Tartrate.

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Related entries: Black Pepper - Piperazidine - Piperine - Piperidine

C9H17O6N = 235.146.

Synonym.—Piperidine Acid Tartrate.

Piperidine tartrate, C5H11N, C4H6O6, is the acid tartrate of piperidine. It occurs in the form of a colourless, crystalline powder having a faint odour and a pleasant taste.

Readily soluble in water.

Action and Uses.—Piperidine tartrate is employed as a uric acid solvent, and has been supposed to be more effective than piperazidine, but both substances are now generally regarded as valueless for this purpose. The tartrate is administered in cachets or mixtures.

Dose.—6 to 10 decigrams (10 to 15 grains).

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