Vinum Quininae.—Wine of Quinine.

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Related entry: Cinchona wossname

Preparation.—"Take of sulphate of quinine, 20 grains; citric acid, 30 grains; orange wine, 1 pint (Imp.). Dissolve, first the citric acid, and then the sulphate of quinine, in the wine; allow the solution to remain for 3 days in a closed vessel, shaking it occasionally, and afterward filter. Each fluid ounce contains 1 grain of sulphate of quinine"—(Br. Pharm., 1885). The Vinum Quininae of the present British Pharmacopoeia (1898) is prepared from the hydrochloride, as follows: Take of "quinine hydrochloride, 20 grains (Imp.), or 2 grammes (Metric); orange wine, 1 pint (Imp.), or 875 cubic centimeters. Dissolve; set aside; filter, if necessary"—(Br. Pharm., 1898).

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—A convenient form for administering quinine citrate. Dose, 2 fluid drachms to 1 fluid ounce.

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