Pilulae Phytolacca Compositae.—Compound Pills of Poke.

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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).

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