Emplastrum Capsici. U. S. Capsicum Plaster.
Sparadrapum Capsici; Sparadrap de Capsique, Fr.; Capsicumpflaster, G.
"Oleoresin of Capsicum, Rubber Plaster, spread on fabric, each, a sufficient quantity. Apply oleoresin of capsicum to the surface of rubber plaster so as to form a thin, even coating, leaving a margin around the edges. Each fifteen square centimeters of spread plaster contains 0.25 Gm. of oleoresin of capsicum." U. S.
The oleoresin should be laid on very evenly with a camel's-hair brush.
This affords a convenient way of obtaining the rubefacient effects of capsicum; of course, the practice will be for the pharmacist to employ machine-spread adhesive plaster as the base; although, with a little experience, very good work can be done by hand.