The action of these remedies is to promote the flow of mucus, so as to relieve the congestion of the air passages.

Common cough bolus:

46. - Ipecacuanha in powder, 1/2 to 1 1/2 grain. Powdered rhubarb, 1 to 2 grains. Purified opium, 1/2 to 1 1/2 grain. Compound squill pill, 1 to 2 grains.

Mix, and give night and morning.

Expectorant draught, useful in recent cough:

47. - Ipecacuanha wine, 5 to 10 drops. Common mucilage, 2 drachms. Sweet spirit of nitre, 20 to 30 drops. Paregoric, 1 drachm. Camphor mixture, 1/2 ounce.

Mix, and give two or three times a day.

Expectorant draught for chronic cough:

48. - Compound tincture of benzoin, 8 to 12 drops. Syrup of poppies, 1 drachm. Diluted sulphuric acid, 3 to 8 drops. Mucilage, 2 drachms. Paregoric, 1 drachm. Camphor mixture, 1/2 ounce.

Mix, and give twice a day.