Formula

C10H15BrO2.

Derivation

Monobromated camphor is obtained by the action of bromine on camphor, and subsequent purification with animal charcoal and repeated crystallization. It is a colorless, crystalline substance, with the odor of camphor and turpentine, and a slightly bitter taste. It is insoluble in water, but soluble in alcohol and ether.

Medical Properties And Action

It produces a sedative effect upon the circulatory system, and especially upon the cerebrospinal nervous system, and is also an antispasmodic.

Therapeutic Uses

Bromide of camphor is employed as a sedative and antispasmodic, in affections of the nervous system, and where camphor is indicated, as in asthma, neuralgia, hysteria, delirium tremens, etc.

Dose

Of bromide of camphor, gr. ij to gr. x, for an adult.

Dental Uses

In dental practice the bromide of camphor is employed as a sedative in convulsions of dentition, neuralgia, etc. For children suffering from the convulsions of dentition, gr. j of the bromide of camphor in acacia mucilage, and administered every hour, has been very serviceable in arresting the paroxysms.