Arsenite of Copper

The arsenite of copper as a remedy for diarrhea is reliable and satisfactory when properly indicated and is in quite common use. This agent, however, must be given for its own specific indications. That form of diarrhea in which it exercises its specific influence is that in which there is excessive thirst and excessive watery discharges from the stomach and bowels; the skin is soft and doughy, the pulse feeble and frequent and the skin and extremities cool or cold. This form of diarrhea will yield very quickly to this remedy. It makes no difference whether it is present as cholera infantum, cholera morbus, winter cholera, or other forms of epidemic diarrhea, or whether the diarrhea may be chronic in character with these indications. From the one-fiftieth to the one one-hundredth of a grain dissolved in a half a glass of water, a teaspoonful given every ten, twenty or thirty minutes, is the proper sized dose.

Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 3, 1909, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.