Trochisci Rhei et Potassae.—Troches of Rhubarb and Potassa.

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Related entry: Rheum (U. S. P.)—Rhubarb

Preparation.—Take of rhubarb, in powder, 2 ounces; bicarbonate of potassium, 1 ounce; oil of peppermint, 1 fluid drachm; sugar, 12 ounces; mucilage of tragacanth, a sufficient quantity. Rub the rhubarb, sugar. and potassium salt thoroughly together; then add the oil, and, with the mucilage, beat them into a proper mass for 500 lozenges.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—These troches may be used by persons subject to or laboring under diarrhoea, dysentery, cholera morbus, aridity of stomach, heartburn, etc. They will also prove tonic in small quantity. From 6 to 12 may be used daily. Each troche contains 2 grains of rhubarb.

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