Linimentum Aconitinae Compositum.—Compound Liniment of Aconitine.

Botanical name: 

Related entry: Aconitina.—Aconitine

SYNONYM: Anodyne pomade.

Preparation.—Take of glycerin, diluted hydrocyanic acid, each, 1 fluid drachm; aconitine, 1 grain. Rub the glycerin and aconitine thoroughly together, and then add the hydrocyanic acid; when thoroughly mixed, put in a well-stoppered vial.

In preparing this, care should be employed not to inhale any of the mixture, and after the addition of the hydrocyanic acid, the mixture should be bottled as quickly as possible.

Action and Medical Uses.—Anodyne; to be applied locally by means of a camel's-hair pencil, over parts affected with neuralgia; when painted on the regions about the eye it will allay the pains incident to several affections of the internal coats of the eye (Prof. A. J. Howe, M. D.).

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