Mixtures are aqueous preparations containing insoluble substances, or those but partly soluble. They are not to be filtered or strained, but are to be dispensed with a "Shake" label.

Prepare the official Mistura Cretae as follows: To 5 Gm. compound chalk powder in a mortar gradually add 10 mils cinnamon water, triturating the mixture until it is uniform. Transfer to a graduate, and add water rinsings from the mortar until the product measures 25 mils.

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Mistura Cretae was formerly a favorite antacid, but has fallen somewhat into disuse. The average dose is 15 mils, using a freshly prepared mixture only. Take a single dose of your preparation, 3 hours after meals, and note effects,................................................

The other official Mixture is Mistura Glycyrrhizae Composita, or "Brown Mixture"- an antiquated, ridiculous, "shot-gun" conglomeration, containing at least 15 different ingredients. It should be discarded forthwith.