Trochisci Ipecacuanhae (U. S. P.)—Troches of Ipecac.
Related entry: Ipecacuanha (U. S. P.)—Ipecac
SYNONYM: Ipecacuanha lozenge.
Preparation.—"Ipecac, in No. 60 powder, two grammes (2 Gm.) [31 grs.]; tragacanth, in fine powder, two grammes (2 Gm.) [31 grs.]; sugar, in fine powder, sixty-five grammes (65 Gm.) [2 ozs. av., 128 grs.]; syrup of orange, a sufficient quantity to make 100 troches. Rub the powders together until they are thoroughly mixed; then, with syrup of orange, form a mass, to be divided into 100 troches"—(U. S. P.). Nearly 1/3 grain of ipecac is contained in each lozenge.
Action and Medical Uses.—These troches are expectorant, and will be found valuable in coughs, catarrhs, etc.