Acetum Ipecacuanhae.—Vinegar of Ipecacuanha.

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Related entry: Ipecacuanha (U. S. P.)—Ipecac

Preparation.—Ipecacuanha (No. 20 powder), 1 ounce (av.); diluted acetic acid, q. s. for 20 fluid ounces (Imp.). After moistening the drug with a sufficient amount of the acid, macerate 24 hours, then pack the moistened powder in a percolator, and gradually add the diluted acid until 20 fluid ounces (Imp.) are obtained.

Description, Uses, and Dosage.—The foregoing process is in accordance with that of the British Pharmacopoeia, and yields a yellow-brown preparation retaining permanently the emetic constituents in solution. A feeble, cutaneous irritant and expectorant. The uses are those of Ipecacuanha, which see. The dose ranges from 5 to 40 minims.

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