Tinctura Ipecacuanhae et Opii (U. S. P.)—Tincture of Ipecac and Opium.

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

Preparation.—"Tincture of deodorized opium, one thousand cubic centimeters. (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]; fluid extract of ipecac, one hundred cubic centimeters (100 Cc.) [3 fl℥, 183♏]; diluted alcohol, a sufficient quantity to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Evaporate the tincture of deodorized opium, in a tared capsule, on a water-bath, until it weighs eight hundred grammes (800 Gm.) [1 lb. av., 12 ozs., 96 grs.]. When it has become cold, add to it the fluid extract of ipecac, filter the mixture, and pass enough diluted alcohol through the filter to make the tincture measure one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]"—(U. S. P.). This tincture is intended to give a uniform preparation similar to the fluids known as "Liquid Dover's powder," or Tincture of Dover's powder.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—The uses of this preparation are those of Dover's powder. Dose, 10 minims, which represent 1 grain each of opium and ipecacuanha.

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