Pilulae Hyoscyami Compositae.—Compound Pills of Hyoscyamus.

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Related entry: Hyoscyamus (U. S. P.)—Hyoscyamus

Preparation.—Take of extract of hyoscyamus, extract of valerian, each, 2 drachms; extract of aconite, sulphate of quinine, of each, 1 drachm. Mix thoroughly together, and divide into pills of 3 grains each.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—These pills will be found advantageous in neuralgia, rheumatism, chorea, dysmenorrhoea, and many affections of a similar character. The dose is 1 pill every 2, 3, or 4 hours, according to circumstances. As the virtue of valerian resides in its oil, it is probable the extract is nearly useless, and one-half the quantity of the oil of valerian, or of valerianic acid, should be substituted for the extract, and forms a much more efficient pill (J. King).

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