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

2

cinnamon water 40; water, to

100.

Ferri Comp. (Griffith's Mixt.) ..........myrrh, sugar, each

1.8

potass. carb.

0.8

triturate with gradual addition of rose water

70.

ferrous sulphate, 0.6; spir. lavend., 6; rose water, to

100.

Glycyrrhizae Comp..................pure extract glycyrrhiza

3.0

(Brown Mixture) Spirit nitrous ether

3.

wine antimony

6.

tinct. opium. camph.

12.

syrup 5; acacia 3; water, to

100.

Rhei et Sodae...................................sodium bicarbonate

3.5

fl. exts. ipecac 0.3, rhubarb

1.5

spirit peppermint 3.5; glycerin 35.; water, to

100.