Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition Page: 44
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44 NOTES ON THE NE WER REMEDIES.
Administration.-The remedy may be given in doses
of from 15 to 6o grains (I to 4 grammes) in cachets, or
in solution of the strength of 5 per cent.; it can then be
administered in anise-water, beer, or coffee. For its anti-
septic action asaprol can be used for gargles and for
vaginal, urethral, and rectal injections from solutions of
the strength of from 2 to 5 per cent. This drug may be
employed also in the form of an ointment.
This body goes under the various names of ortiophlenol-
sulphonic acid, sozolic acid, sulpkocarbolic acid, and sul-
phonic acid, and is obtained from the interaction of con-
centrated sulphuric acid and phenic acid. The formula
of aseptol is C6H40H.SO.OH.
Physical Properties.-This drug crystallizes in small
deliquescent needles, but it generally appears in the form
of a heavy reddish liquid of a syrupy consistency. It
has an astringent taste and an odor resembling that of
phenol. Its sp. gr. is 1.4oo.
Solubility.-Aseptol is freely soluble in water, alcohol,
Therapeutic Applications. This remedy has been
advantageously employed, mainly as an antiseptic, in dis-
eases of the bladder, eye, and skin. It has rendered
good service in the treatment of diphtheritic laryngitis
and in pharyngitis. Locally, it has been recommended
in gingivitis and pyorrhaea.
Administration.-Aseptol is best administered in the
form of a lemonade of the strength of 45 grains to the
pint of water (3 in 33.6 grammes). As a local applica-
tion, solutions of a strength varying from I to Io per
cent. may be used.
Asparagin is a vegetable principle obtained from As-
paragus officinalis and various other allied plants.
Physical Properties.-Asparagin itself appears as a
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