Linimentum Crotonis.—Croton-Oil Liniment.

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Related entry: Oleum Tiglii (U. S. P.)—Croton Oil

Preparation.—"Take of croton oil, 1 fluid ounce; oil of turpentine, 7 fluid ounces. Mix together with agitation"—(Dub.).

Action and Medical Uses.—This acts as a prompt rubefacient, and when used for some time, produces pustulation. From 10 to 30 minims may be placed upon a limited surface, and rubbed in; and when pustulation is required, this should be repeated two or more times every day.

Related Preparation.—The National Formulary directs besides Croton-oil liniment, the following:

LINIMENTUM TIGLII COMPOSITUM (N. F.), Compound croton-oil liniment: "Croton oil, twenty cubic centimeters (20 Cc.) [325♏︎]; oil of sassafras, twenty cubic centimeters (20 Cc.) [325♏︎]; oil of turpentine, twenty cubic centimeters (20 Cc.) [325♏︎]; oil of olive, forty cubic centimeters (40 Cc.) [1 fl℥, 169♏︎]. Mix them"—(Nat. Form.).

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