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.