Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition Page: 38
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38 NOTES ON 7HE NE WER REMEDIES.
a local application it has been used with alleged success
in wounds and in the treatment of piles.
Administration.-The dose of this drug is Y2 to I
grain (0.03 to o.o6 gramme) three times a day.
Toxicology.-The untoward symptom most apt to
follow the administration of antisepsin, especially after
large doses, is cyanosis.
This substance is known also under the name of zinc
boro-thzymo-iodide. It is a mixture composed of about
8o parts of the sulphate of zinc, 2 parts of thymol, and
Io parts of boracic acid. Antiseptin must not be con-
founded with antisepsin or with antiseptol.
Therapeutic Applications. Antiseptin is chiefly used
as an antiseptic.
The iodo-sulphate of cinchonine is designated by the
Physical Properties.-Antiseptol appears as a reddish-
Solubility.-This remedy is soluble in water, alcohol,
Therapeutic Applications.-This drug is mainly em-
ployed as a substitute for iodoform.
The name antispasmin is given to a combination of
narcein-sodium and the salicylate of sodium. It is said
to contain about 50 per cent. of pure narcein, and that
chemically it is made up of I molecule of narcein-sodium
and 3 molecules of the sodium salicylate.
Physical Properties.-Antispasmin occurs in the form
of a whitish, slightly hygroscopic powder, and should
therefore be protected from exposure to air and moisture.
Solubility.-This drug is readily soluble in water,
forming a faintly-yellowish solution.
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