Pilulae Cambogiae Compositae.—Compound Pills of Gamboge.
Related entry: Cambogia (U. S. P.)—Gamboge
Preparation.—Take of gamboge and scammony, each, in powder, 12 grains; elaterium, 2 grains; croton oil, 8 minims; extract of hyoscyamus, a sufficient quantity. Mix together, and divide into 12 pills.
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This is a quick and certain cathartic, useful in dropsy, obstinate constipation, etc. The dose is 1 pill, repeated every 1 or 2 hours, until it operates. It is contraindicated when inflammation of any of the abdominal viscera is present.