Pilulae Aconiti Compositae.—Compound Pills of Aconite.

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Related entry: Aconitum (U. S. P.)—Aconite

Preparation.—Take of extract of aconite, ½ drachm; extract of stramonium, 4 grains; valerianate of quinine, 20 grains. Mix thoroughly, form a pill mass, and divide into 60 pills.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—These pills are very efficient in febrile and inflammatory complaints, where nervous irritability, restlessness, or wakefulness is present; also in nervous headache, and other nervous affections. They are but little used at the present time. The dose is 1 pill every 2, 3, or 4 hours, according to the urgency of the symptoms, and the effect caused by the use of the pills (J. King).

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