Related entry: Sanguinaria (U. S. P.)—Sanguinaria
SYNONYM: Cough drops.
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This is a very efficient preparation in severe coughs from colds, catarrhal, or bronchial irritations. The dose is from 1/2 to 1 fluid drachm whenever the fit of coughing is severe. I have used it for many years in practice, with much benefit. A very pleasant preparation for cough is composed of oil of anise, oil of sweet almonds, tincture of balsam of tolu, Canada balsam, Madeira wine, each, 1 ounce. Mix (Beach's Amer. Prac.). The dose is from 10 to 20 drops, 3 or 4 times a day, in a little elm or flaxseed infusion. It assists expectoration, and affords great relief in tickling coughs (J. King).
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.