Glyceritum Acidi Salicylici.—Glycerite of Salicylic Acid.

Related entry: Acidum Salicylicum (U. S. P.)—Salicylic Acid

SYNONYM: Glycerin of salicylic acid.

Preparation.—Take of salicylic acid (made from wintergreen oil), borax (in fine powder), each, 60 grains; glycerin, 2 fluid ounces. Triturate the acid with the borax, in a mortar, until thoroughly mixed; then add the glycerin, and rub until a clear solution is obtained.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—(See Acidum Salicylicum.) This preparation will be found very useful in all maladies in which salicylic acid is indicated. It may be used internally as well as externally, and constitutes a useful local application in several diseases of the mouth and pharynx, in gangrenous ulcers, leucorrhoea, offensive discharges, pediculi, pruritis, etc. The dose internally is from ½ to 2 fluid drachms.

King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.