Unguentum Aconiti.—Ointment of Aconite.

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

Preparation.—Take of alcoholic extract of aconite, 1 drachm; lard, 2 drachms. Soften the extract with a small quantity of alcohol, if necessary, and mix with the lard (see Stramonium Ointment).

Action and Medical Uses.—This ointment is used in violent neuralgic and rheumatic pains (Turnbull).

Related ointment.—UNGUENTUM ACONITINAE. The British Pharmacopoeia (1898) gives an Unguentum Aconitinae (Aconitine ointment), made by rubbing 10 grains (Imp.), or 0.5 gramme, of aconite with 80 grains, or 4 grammes, of oleic acid, and gently warming the mixture until dissolved; add 410 grains, or 20.5 grammes, of lard. Mix. These ointments must not be applied to wounds, ulcers, cuts, or abrasions, etc.

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