Trochisci Santonini Composita.—Compound Troches of Santonin.

Related entry: Santoninum (U. S. P.)—Santonin. - Trochisci Santonini (U. S. P.)—Troches of Santonin.

Preparation.—Take of santonin 25 grains; resin of jalap, 10 grains; gum Arabic, in powder, 30 grains; pure chocolate, 60 grains; white sugar, 160 grains; water, a sufficient quantity (about 15 minims). Rub the santonin, resin of jalap, gum Arabic, chocolate, and sugar together until they are thoroughly mixed; then add enough water to form a mass of proper consistence. Divide into 64 pills or troches, and coat with sugar. Gamboge or resin of podophyllum may be substituted for the resin of jalap.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—These are useful as a vermifuge. For a child from 3 to 6 years of age, from 2 to 4 may be used daily, as long as required. Said to be similar to the formula of Fougera, of New York. (See also Trituratio Santonini et Podophylli.)

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