Pilulae Asafoetidae. U. S. Pills of Asafetida. Pil. Asafoet.

Related entry: Asafetida

Pilules d'Asefetide, Fr.; Asafoetida-Pillen, G.

"Asafetida, twenty grammes [or 309 grains]; Soap, in fine powder, six grammes [or 93 grains]; Water, a sufficient quantity, to make one hundred pills. Beat the solids together with water, so as to form a mass, and divide it into one hundred pills." U. S.

Each of these pills contains three grains (0.20 Gm.) of asafetida. They are a convenient form for administering asafetida, the unpleasant odor and taste of which render it very offensive in the liquid state.

Dose, one to three pills.

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