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Characters. - In oblique rhombic prisms, of a pale greenish blue colour and styptic taste. Solubility. - It is insoluble in rectified spirit, soluble in water. Reactions. - The aqueous solution gives the reaction of a sulphate (p. 594) and of a ferrous salt (p. 736).
Dose. - 1 to 5 grains.
Ferri Sulphas Exsiccata............
U.S.P. Ferri Sulphas Exsiccata.
Ferri Sulphas Exsiccata, B.P.; Ferri. Sulphas Exsic-catus, U.S.P. Dried Sulphate of Iron. FeSO4.H2O; 169.9.
Prepared by heating sulphate. It is less apt to oxidise, and is well fitted for pills.
Dose. - 1/2 to 3 grains.
Pilulae Aloes et Ferri (vide p. 523).