Vinum Ipecacuanhae (U. S. P.)—Wine of Ipecac.

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

Preparation.—"Fluid extract of ipecac, one hundred cubic centimeters (100 Cc.) [3 fl℥, 183♏︎]; alcohol, one hundred cubic centimeters (100 Cc.) [3 fl℥, 183♏︎]; white wine; eight hundred cubic centimeters (800 Cc.) [27 fl℥, 25♏︎]; to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏︎]. Mix them. Set the mixture aside for a few days, then filter"—(U. S. P.). This wine contains in each fluid drachm the active constituents of about 5 grains of ipecac.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—(See Ipecacuanha.) This wine contains all the medicinal qualities of the drug, and, as an emetic, is sometimes preferred in infantile cases. An adult may take 1 fluid ounce for a dose, when vomiting is required; a child 1 or 2 years old may take 1 fluid drachm, repeating it every 10 or 20 minutes, until it vomits. From 10 to 30 minims have an expectorant and diaphoretic effect, if repeated at regular intervals of 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.