Fluidextractum Frangulae. U. S. Fluidextract of Frangula.

Botanical name: 

Fldext. Frangul. [Fluidextract of Buckthorn Bark]

Related entries: Frangula

Extrait liquide d'Ecorce de Bourdaine, Fr.; Extractum Frangulae Fluidum, P. G.; Faulbaum-Fluidextrakt, Flüssiges Faulbaumrindenextrakt, G.

"Frangula, in No. 30 powder, one thousand grammes [or 35 ounces av., 120 grains]; Alcohol, two hundred and fifty mils [or 8 fluidounces, 218 minims]. Prepare a Fluidextract by Type Process D. Evaporate the aqueous percolate to seven hundred and fifty mils [or 25 fluidounces, 173 minims] and, when cold, add the alcohol and, if necessary, sufficient water to make the product measure one thousand mils [or 33 fluidounces, 6 ½ fluidrachms]." U. S.

This is a fluidextract which has been quite largely used in this country. It is intended to be a laxative, but it is frequently disappointing, as the drug is rarely to be obtained of uniformly good quality. The fluidextract is of a dark reddish-brown color. For a process for Sweet Fluidextract of Buckthorn, see U. S. D., 19th ed., p. 540.

Dose, ten to twenty minims (0.6-1.3 mils).

Off. Prep.—Elixir Catharticum Compositum, N. F.; Syrupus Sennae Compositus, N. F.

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