Pilulae Valerianae Compositae.—Compound Pills of Valerian.

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Related entry: Valeriana.—Valerian

Preparation.—Take of the alcoholic extract of scullcap, and extract of chamomile, each, 2 drachms; extract of boneset, sulphate of quinine, of each, 1 drachm; capsicum, 20 grains; oil of valerian, 1 drachm, by weight. Mix the articles together, beat them until thoroughly incorporated, and divide into 90 pills.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—These pills are tonic and nervine, and may be used in all cases where such a combination of action is desired. The dose is 1 pill, every 2 or 3 hours.

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