Unguentum Strychninae.—Ointment of Strychnine.
Related entry: Strychnina (U. S. P.)—Strychnine
Preparation.—"Take of strychnine, 20 grains; oleic acid, 2 drachms (or a sufficient quantity to dissolve the strychnine); simple ointment, 6 drachms. Triturate the strychnine with the oleic acid, and then add the lard.
Action and Medical Uses.—This forms a powerful local application, which may be employed whenever the external use of strychnine is indicated. A small portion to be applied upon the desired part, with friction, 2 or 3 times a day. It must be employed with care, not permitting it to come in contact with abraded or ulcerated surfaces, wounds, etc.