Confectio Sennae Composita.—Compound Confection of Senna.

Botanical name: 

Related entry: Senna (U. S. P.)—Senna - Confection of Senna.

SYNONYM: Compound electuary of senna.

Preparation.—Take of confection of senna 1 ounce, bitartrate of potassium ½ ounce, pulverized jalap 3 drachms; nitrate of potassium, flowers of sulphur, each, 2 drachms; extract of butternut, a sufficient quantity to form into a mass of pilular consistence. Keep in small glass jars well covered with tin foil.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This confection has been used with advantage in constipation and in hemorrhoids of whatever form. A dose of 12 or 16 grains may be taken in pill form, repeating it twice a day, so as to act mildly on the bowels.

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