Mistura Scammonii.—Scammony Mixture.
Related entry: Scammonium (U. S. P.)—Scammony
SYNONYMS: Lac scammonii, Emulsio purgans cum scammonia.
Preparation.—Make a uniform emulsion by triturating together 6 grains of powdered scammony and 2 fluid ounces of milk. This is really an emulsion, and has a fine appearance, and is not unpleasant to the taste. The formula accords with that of the British Pharmacopoeia, 1885. It should be made only when needed for immediate use.
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—(See Scammonia). The above mixture is intended for a single dose for an adult; for a child the dose is one-third of this mixture.