N.A.R.D. Notes Volume 21, No. 5

N.A.R.D. Notes Volume 21, No. 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... preparation should be prescribed. A suitable abbreviation for the lengthy title of this preparation would be "Elix. F. or "I" Q. S. Phosp. U. S. P." COMPOUND SYRUP OF HYPOI'HOSPHITES Syrupus Hypophosphitum Compositus U. S. P. The compound syrup of hypophosphites of the Pharmacopoeia, while a somewhat complex preparation, nevertheless offers the physician one of the best medicinal agents to assist nutrition in debility of the nerves. The average dose is 8 mils (c.c.), or 2 fluid drams, and contains the following as hypophosphites: Calcium, 4l/2 grains; sodium and potassium, of each 2J4 grains; iron and manganese, of each J4 grain; quinine, grain; and strychinine, 1/80 grain. As prepared by the capable pharmacist it is a presentable, permanent, and palatable preparation, and of a high degree of therapeutic efficiency. This preparation finds its greatest field for usefulness in weakness and cachexia and especially in developing phthisis and anemia. A peculiarity of the hypophosphites, that has as yet never been satisfactorily explained, is that while they apparently exert their medicinal effect upon the human economy when administered, practically the entire amount so administered can be recovered unchanged from the urine. There is nothing specific about the action of the hypophosphites. Any positive statement of such a character, indulged in by practically all the manufacturers of special hypophosphite syrups or other preparations of the hypophosphites, is not based upon fact or clinical experience, and should not be credited by any intelligent physician. As far as medicinal virtues are concerned, there is little reason to believe that any hypophosphite preparation is superior to the one under discussion, ...show more

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