Fluidextractum Sarsaparillae. U. S. Fluidextract of Sarsaparilla.

Fldext. Sarsap.

Related entries: Sarsaparilla

Extractum Sarsae Liquidum., Br. 1898; Liquid Extract of Sarsaparilla; Liquor Sarsae; Extrait liquide de Salsepareille, Fr.; Flüssiges Sarsaparillaextrakt, G.

"Sarsaparilla, in No. 20 powder, one thousand grammes [or 35 ounces av., 120 grains]. Prepare a Fluidextract by Type Process A, using diluted alcohol as the menstruum." U. S.

The British Pharm. (1914) deleted Extractum Sarsae Liquidum. The process will be found in the 19th ed., U. S. Dispensatory, page 559.

The introduction of a simple fluidextract of Sarsaparilla into our Pharmacopoeias was judicious, as it enables the physician to associate this medicine with others at his pleasure, and in such proportions as he may deem expedient. He may rely upon the efficiency of the preparation, if made with sufficient care and skill and from good parcels of the root. The U. S. fluid-extract is a somewhat dense, scarcely translucent liquid, of a very dark reddish-brown color, and of a sweetish and a slightly acrid taste.

Dose, thirty to sixty minims (1.8-3.75 mils).

Off. Prep.—Syrupus Sarsaparillae Compositus, U. S.

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