The salts of these two metals may be studied together, inasmuch as their respective actions are closely similar, the K ion being probably the more irritant of the two. Where the same salts of both metals are official, the sodium salt is usually to be pre-ferred. Many of the official salts are either superfluous or are of commercial interest solely.

Properties:

Appear.

Color

Odor

Taste

Sol. H20

Use

Dose

K. Bitart.

1 in 155

Laxative

2 Gm.

K. Chloras

1 in 11.5

Oral wash

Ext. only

KNa Tartr.

1 in 0.9

Laxative

10 Gm.

K. Iodid.

1 in 0.7

Syphilis

0.3 Gm.

K. Permang.

1 in 13.5

Antisept.

Ext. use

Properties (continued):

Appear.

Color

Odor

Taste

Sol.: H20

Use

Dose

Na. Acetas

1 in 0.8

Diuretic

1 Gm.

Na. Benzoas

1 in 1.8

Rheumatism

1 Gm.

Na. Benzo-sulphinid.

1 in 1.2

Sweeten

0.2 Gm.

Na. Bicarb.

1 in 10

Antacid

1 Gm.

Na. Boras

I in 15

Antiseptic

Ext.

Na. Bromid.

1 in 1.1

Depressant

1 Gm.

Na. Chlorid.

1 in 2.8

Osmosis

Solution

Na. Citras

1 in 1.3

Diuretic

1 Gm.

Na. Nitris

1 in 1.5

Anginas

0.06 Gm.

Na. Phosph.

1 in 2.7

Aperient

4 Gm.

Na. Salicyl.

1 in 0.9

Rheumatism

1 Gm.

Incompatibilities:

Aq. Solut.

HC1

AgNO3

FeCl3,

KI

Pb. Subac.

Quin. Sul.

Special

K. Bitart.

Al. Carb.

K. Chloras

Poison

Org. matter

KNa Tartr.

Boil

MgS04

K. Iodid.

+Chlorof.

Use alone

K. Permang.

Use alone

Na. Acetas

Na. Benzoas

Na. Benzosulph.

Na. Bicarb.

Na. Boras

HgCl2

Na. Bromid.

Sp. Ni. Eth.

Incompatibilities (continued):

Aq. Solut.

HC1

AgN03

FeCl3

KI

Pb. Subac.

Quin. Sul.

Special

Na. Chlorid.

HgCl2

Na. Citras

Chloral

Na. Nitris

Acetanilid

Na. Phosphas

MgS04

Na. Salicyl.

Sp. Ni. Eth.

The other official K. and Na. salts, not possessed of an essential therapeutic utility, or otherwise superfluous, are: K. Acetas, K. Bicarbonas, K. Bromidum, K. Carbonas, K. Citras, K. Citras Effervescens, K. Hydroxidum, K. Hypophosphis, K. Nitras. Na. Arsenas, Na. Arsenas Exsiccatus, Na. Cacodylas, Na. Carbonas Monohydratus, Na. Cyanidum, Na. Glycerophosphas, Na. Hypophosphis, Na. Indigotindisulphonas, Na. Perboras, Na. Phenolsulphonas, Na. Phosphas Exsiccatus, Na. Sulphas, Na. Sulphis Exsiccatus, Na. Thiosulphas.