This section is from the book "A Practitioner's Handbook Of Materia Medica And Therapeutics", by Thos. S. Blair. Also available from Amazon: A Practitioner's handbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics.
Antimonii Et Potassi Tartras, Tartar Emetic, a depressing emetic in large dose (1/2 gr. repeated in 20 minutes). Diaphoretic and relaxant in doses of 1-24 to 1/8 gr. Expectorant and alterative in doses of 1-32 to 1-16 gr. It should seldom be employed in its first two indications, since it is very depressing. Action in small doses (1-100 to 1-32 gr.). It relieves capillary bronchitis, especially in children, who should have minute doses freqeuntly repeated. In adults, when the bronchi are loaded with mucus that is raised with difficulty, it is an efficient remedy.