Mistura Cretae Composita, B.P.C. Compound Chalk Mixture.

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Related entry: Catechu - Cardamom Seeds - Catechu and Chalk Mixture

Synonym.—Board of Health Cholera Mixture.

Compound Aromatic Powder 2.05 | 180 grains
Aromatic Spirit of Ammonia 1.88 | 180 minims
Tincture of Catechu 6.25 | 1 ¼ fl. ounces
Compound Tincture of Cardamoms 3.75 | 360 minims
Tincture of Opium 0.62 | 60 minims
Chalk Mixture to 100.00 | to 20 fl. ounces

Triturate the compound aromatic powder with a small quantity of the chalk mixture, and gradually add sufficient of the latter to produce about 50 (10 fluid ounces); then add the tinctures and spirit, previously mixed together, and make up to the required volume with chalk mixture.

Dose.—30 mils (1 fluid ounce) for an adult; 15 mils (½ fluid ounce) for a child twelve years old; 8 mils (2 fluid drachms) for a child seven years old.

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