Pilula Scillae Composita. Br. Compound Squill Pill.

Botanical name: 

Related entry: Squill - Compound Urginea Pill

Pilules de Scille composees, Fr.; Meerzwiebelpillenmasse, G.

"Squill, in powder, 25 grammes; Ginger, in powder, 20 grammes; Ammoniacum in powder, 20 grammes; Hard Soap, in powder, 15 grammes; Syrup of Glucose, 20 grammes, or a sufficient quantity. Mix to form a mass." Br.

This preparation was dropped at the 1880 revision of the U. S. Pharmacopoeia.

This is a stimulating expectorant compound, depending for its virtues chiefly on the squill, and applicable to the treatment of chronic bronchitis. The mass should be freshly made when wanted, as the squill which it contains is liable to be injured by keeping.

Dose, from five to ten grains (0.32-0.65 Gm.).

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