Pulvis Quinine Compositus.—Compound Powder of Quinine.

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Related entry: Cinchona wossname

Preparation.—Take of sulphate of quinine, ferrocyanide of iron, each, 1 drachm. Mix thoroughly together.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This powder is tonic, febrifuge, and antiperiodic. It was formerly much employed by American practitioners in febrile and inflammatory diseases, and in all diseases in which there is a least tendency to periodicity. As a tonic, it is either used alone, or frequently in combination with other tonics, as hydrochlorate of berberine, etc. The dose is from 3 to 6 grains of the powder, repeated 2, 3, or 4 times a day, according to symptoms. It was introduced to the profession, as an agent in the above diseases, by the late Prof. I. G. Jones, M. D., of Columbus, Ohio.

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