This section is from the "A Handbook of Useful Drugs" book, by State Medical Examining and Licensing Boards.
Properties : Sodium bromid occurs as colorless or white, cubical crystals, or a white, granular powder, odorless, and having a saline, slightly bitter taste. It is freely soluble in water (1 :2) and soluble in alcohol (1:12.5).
Action and Uses: Sodium bromid is used as a nerve sedative and cerebral depressant and in ordinary doses its action and uses are identical with potassium bromid, but it is said to be less irritating. See Potassium Bromid.
Dosage: 1 gm. or 15 grains. It is administered in dilute aqueous solution.