Unguentum Strychninae.—Ointment of Strychnine.

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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.

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