This section is from the book "Materia Medica And Therapeutics Inorganic Substances", by Charles D. F. Phillips. Also available from Amazon: Materia medica and therapeutics.
For convulsions occurring in vigorous, muscular subjects, with high arterial tension, it is possible that antimony may be sometimes indicated. It has been, with advantage, combined with bromide of potassium (Practitioner, ii., 18G9). Before the latter drug came into use, I often had recourse to antimony, and in cases connected with renal disorder I observed relief, mainly owing, as it seemed, to increased activity of the skin and intestinal glands.