Pilulae Cambogiae Compositae.—Compound Pills of Gamboge.

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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.

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