This section is from the "A Handbook of Useful Drugs" book, by State Medical Examining and Licensing Boards.
Used chiefly in the form of:
An aqueous solution containing about 7 per cent. of ammonium acetate. It is made by dissolving ammonium carbonate in diluted acetic acid. It is a clear, colorless liquid, having a mildly saline, acidulous taste and an acid reaction. It is incompatible with alkaline hydroxids and carbonates, which liberate ammonia.
Actions and Uses: Solution of ammonium acetate was formerly credited with diaphoretic and diuretic powers, but they are very weak. It is used in fevers and infections to promote sweating.
Dosage : 15 c.c. or 4 fluidrams, which can be repeated once in two or three hours.