Pulvis Ipecacuanhae Compositus.—Compound Powder of Ipecacuanha.

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

Preparation.—Take of pleurisy root, bloodroot, ipecacuanha, nitrate of potassium, each, in powder, 1 drachm. Mix them.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This powder has diuretic and diaphoretic effects upon the system. It is useful in febrile and inflammatory diseases, and especially in cases where, from idiosyncrasy or other causes, opium is inadmissible. The dose is 5 or 10 grains, every 1 or 2 hours.

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