This section is from the "A Handbook of Useful Drugs" book, by State Medical Examining and Licensing Boards.
Refined sucrose obtained from various sources.
Official in the form of white, dry, hard, distinctly crystalline granules, odorless and having a purely sweet taste. Sugar is very soluble in water (1:0.5) and soluble in alcohol (1:138).
Action and Uses: In medicine it is used as a diluent, either as sugar or in the form of: