Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition Page: 94
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94 NOTES ON THE NEWER REMEDIES.
have been tested with satisfactory results in neuralgia
not due to a specific cause, and also in wounds and
ulcers. The drug is claimed to be one of the most
effective disinfectants in thrush.
Administration.-Euphorin may be given in doses of
from 72 to 15 grains (0.5 to I gramme) twice or thrice
a day. It can be employed in the pure state as a dust-
ing-powder, and also in the form of an ointment with
vaselin or lanolin.
Toxicology.-Euphorin causes no alarming secondary
effects; cyanosis is sometimes produced by the drug, but
never symptoms of collapse.
Europhen, which must not be confounded with cuphorin
(q. v.), is the iodo-di-iso-butyl-ortlio-crcsol or di-iso-butyl-
ortho-iodide, said to contain 21.8 per cent. of iodine. It is
chemically constituted as follows: 2(CH > C H)HI.
Physical Properties.-This drug occurs as an amor-
phous powder having a yellowish color and an odor
resembling that of saffron. It melts at 158 F. (700 C.)
and liquefies at 2300 F. (I I00 C.), the liquid appearing
of a clear brown color.
Solubility.-Europhen is soluble in alcohol, ether,
chloroform, and the oils, but is insoluble in water.
Incompatibility.-This drug is incompatible with
mercurial preparations and with metallic oxides, as well
as with starch and zinc.
Therapeutic Applications.-This remedy is used in
all those diseases for which iodoform is employed; over
this latter substance europhen has some advantages. It
has been found serviceable in lupus, ulcers of the leg,
and scrofuloderma. Hypodermatically administered,
europhen is said to be beneficial in the treatment of
Administration.-This drug is applied as a dusting-
powder or in ointment of the strength of from 5 to o
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Cerna, David. Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition, book, 1894; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143542/m1/93/: accessed October 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.