This section is from the book "A Text-Book Of Materia Medica, Pharmacology And Therapeutics", by George F. Butler. Also available from Amazon: A text-book of materia medica, pharmacology and therapeutics.
The official Mixtures are liquid preparations, for internal use, of medicinal substances suspended in Water containing sugar, gum, or glycerin. They require to be shaken up before using. They should be prepared extemporaneously. The term Mixture is also applied to any combination of substances that cannot be otherwise classified.
There are four official mixtures:
Mistura - Gms. in 100 Cc.
Cretae (Chalk Mixture) .. .......... comp. chalk powder
cinnamon water 40; water, to
triturate with gradual addition of rose water
ferrous sulphate, 0.6; spir. lavend., 6; rose water, to
tinct. opium. camph.
fl. exts. ipecac 0.3, rhubarb
spirit peppermint 3.5; glycerin 35.; water, to