Pilulae Phytolacca Compositae.—Compound Pills of Poke.
Related entry: Phytolacca.—Phytolacca
Preparation.—Take of extract of poke, 2 drachms; alcoholic extract of stillingia, 1 drachm; extract of stramonium, 8 grains. Mix thoroughly together, form into a pill mass, and divide into 64 pills.
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—These pills will be found of value in osteocopus, or pains in the bones of a mercurial or syphilitic character, and are also beneficial in rheumatism, syphilis and scrofula. The dose is one pill every 2, 3 or 4 hours, as the urgency of the case may require. The fluid extract of stillingia may be substituted for the alcoholic extract, and pulverized poke root added as an excipient (J. King).