Syrupus Acidi Hydriodici. Syrup Of Hydriodic Acid. A syrupy liquid containing about I per cent., by weight, of absolute Hydriodic Acid (111=127.53).


Dissolve Potassium Iodide, 13; and Potassium Hypo-phosphite, 1; in water. Dissolve Tartaric Acid, 12; in diluted Alcohol, 25; mix the two solutions, cool, filter, reduce the filtrate by evaporation to 50 parts, and mix, when cold, with Syrup to 1000.


A transparent, colorless or not more than a pale straw-colored liquid, having a sweet and acidulous taste and an acid reaction. Sp. gr., about 1.313.

Dose, 1/4 to 1 fl. dr.; 1. to 4. c.c.