Pilulae Asafoetidae (U. S. P.)—Pills of Asafetida.
Related entry: Asafoetida (U. S. P.)—Asafoetida
Preparation.—"Asafetida, twenty grammes (20 Gm.) [309 grs.]; soap, in fine powder, six grammes (6 Gm.) [92 grs.]; water, a sufficient quantity to make 100 pills. Beat the solids together with water, so as to form a mass, and divide it into 100 pills"—(U. S. P.). This pill should be coated with sugar. Each pill contains 3 grains of asafoetida.
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—Same as Asafoetida. Dose, 1 to 3 pills.
Pilulae Asafoetidae Compositae (Eclectic).—Compound Pills of Asafetida.
Preparation.—Take of asafoetida. opium, carbonate of ammonium, each, 1 drachm. Mix the asafoetida and opium together by aid of a gentle heat, and, while soft, add the ammonium carbonate. Divide the mass into 75 pills.
Medical Uses and Dosage.—This pill is useful in many nervous and hysterical disorders. Each pill contains 4/5 of a grain of opium. The dose is 1 or 2 pills, according to the severity of the case.
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.