It should contain the equivalent of 16 per cent, metallic iron.

Properties : It forms thin, transparent, garnet-red scales, without odor, having a saline, mildly ferruginous taste ; deliquescent in moist air. It is freely and readily soluble in water, but practically insoluble in alcohol.

Action and Uses: Iron and ammonium citrate is one of the more widely used of the soluble preparations of iron. It may be directed to be dissolved in water, aromatic elixir, wine or syrup. It has been given hypodermically.

Dosage: 0.25 gm. or 4 grains.