Pilulae Podophylli Belladonnae et Capsici (N. F.)—Pills of Podophyllum, Belladonna, and Capsicum.
SYNONYM: Squibb's podophyllum pills.
Preparation.—"Resin of podophyllum (U.S. P.), one and six-tenths grammes (1.6 Gm.) [25 grs.]; alcoholic extract of belladonna leaves (U. S. P.), eight decigrammes (0.8 Gm.) [12.5 grs.]; capsicum, in moderately fine powder, three and two-tenths grammes (3.2 Gm.) [50 grs.]; sugar of milk, in fine powder, six and one-half grammes (6.5 Gm.) [100 grs.]; acacia, in fine powder, one and six-tenths grammes (1.6 Gm.) [25 grs.]; glycerin, syrup (U. S. P.), each, a sufficient quantity to make 100 pills. Each pill contains ¼ grain of resin of podophyllum, ⅛ grain of extract of belladonna leaves, ½ grain of capsicum, 1 grain of milk sugar, ¼ grain of acacia, glycerin, syrup, each, a sufficient quantity" (see Pilulae, N. F.). Adapted from Nat. Form.
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—Efficient laxative and cathartic. Dose, 1 to 2 pills.