Related entries: Balsam of Tolu
Tincture of Balsam of Tolu; Teinture (alcoole) de Baume de Tolu, Fr. Cod.; Tolubalsamtinktnr, G.
"Balsam of Tolu, two hundred grammes [or 7 ounces av., 24 grains], to make one thousand mils [or 33 fluidounces, 6 1/2 fluidrachms]. Prepare a Tincture by Type Process M, using alcohol as the solvent." U. S.
"Balsam of Tolu, 100 grammes; Alcohol (90 per cent.), sufficient to produce, 1000 millilitres. Dissolve the Balsam of Tolu in eight hundred millilitres of the Alcohol; filter; pass sufficient of the Alcohol through the filter to produce the required volume." Br.
This tincture was doubled in strength in the U. S. P. VIII. The British tincture (1914) is half the strength of the U. S. P. tincture.
The tincture of tolu has the properties of the balsam, and may be employed as an addition to expectorant mixtures in chronic bronchitis, but the proportion of alcohol is too large to allow of its advantageous use in some cases. It is used in preparing the syrup of tolu. In smaller quantities it is often employed to flavor cough mixtures. It is precipitated by aqueous liquids.
Dose, one-half to two fluidrachms (1.8-7.5 mils).
Off. Prep.—Syrupus Tolutanus, U. S.
The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.