Pilulae Saponis Compositae (Eclectic).—Compound Pills of Soap.

Related entry: Sapo (U. S. P.)—Soap

SYNONYM: Diuretic pills.

Preparation.—Take of oils of spearmint, juniper, and sassafras, each, 1 fluid drachm.; castile soap, 1 ½ drachms. Beat the soap in an iron mortar, gradually adding the oils, and, when the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated, divide into 18 pills (Beach's Amer. Prac.). This is not the Compound Pill of Soap (Pilula Saponis Composita) of the British Pharmacopoeia or the U. S. P., 1870 (for which, see Related Pills, under Pilulae Opii).

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—These pills are stimulant and diuretic, and are very beneficial in gravel and chronic urinary affections. The dose is 3 pills, 3 times a day, or 1 pill every hour through the day. They were first recommended by the late Prof. T. V. Morrow, M. D.

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