Pilula Colocynthidis et Hyoscyami. Br. Pill of Colocynth and Hyoscyamus.

Related entry: Colocynth - Resin of Scammony - Hyoscyamus

Pilulae Colocynthidis et Hyoscyami, N. F.: Pilules de Coloquinte et d'Extrait de Jusquiame, Fr.; Koloquinten-Bilsenkrautpillenmasse, G.

"Compound Pill of Colocynth, 50 grammes; Extract of Hyoscyamus, 25 grammes; Distilled Water, a sufficient quantity. Mix to form a mass." Br.

This was an official pill of the Edinburgh College. It is asserted that the compound pill and compound extract of colocynth are almost entirely deprived of their griping tendency by combination, as above, with extract of hyoscyamus, without losing any of their purgative power.

Dose, from five to twenty grains (0.32-1.3 Gm.).

This pill is also official in the N. F. (IV).

The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.