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Mistura Ferri Composita. Compound Iron Mixture. Synonym. - Griffith's Mixture. Ferrous Sulphate, 7; Potassium Carbonate, 8; Myrrh, 18; Sugar, 18; Spirit of Lavender, 60; Rose Water to 1000. It is a dark-green mixture containing Ferrous Carbonate, for Ferrous Sulphate and Potassium Carbonate react on each other. Dose, 2 to 4 fl. dr.; 8. to 15. c.c
Pilulae Ferri Carbonatis. Pills Of Ferrous Carbonate. Synonyms. - Ferruginous pills. Chalybeate pills. Blaud's pills.
Dose, 1 to 2 pills.
Ferri Carbonas Saccharatus. Saccharated Ferrous Carbonate. A powder containing Ferrous Carbonate FeCo3, made from Ferrous Sulphate, 50; Sodium Bicarbonate, 35; Sugar, and distilled water by solution and filtration.
A greenish-brown powder, of a sweetish, afterwards slightly ferruginous taste. It is a very unstable compound, being easily oxidized. Solubility. - Only partially in water.
Sodium Sulphate and excess of Ferrous Oxide.
Dose, 2 to 10 gr.; .12 to .60 gm.
Massa Ferri Carbonatis. Mass Of Ferrous Carbonate. Synonym. - Vallet's Mass. Ferrous Sulphate, 100; Sodium Carbonate, 100; Clarified Honey, 38; Sugar, 25; Syrup and disulled water to 100. By solution, precipitation and evaporation.
Dose, 1 to 5 gr.; .06 to .30 gm.
Ferri Iodidum Saccharatum. Saccharated Ferrous Iodide.
From Iron Wire, 6; Reduced Iron, I; Iodine, 17; distilled water, Sugar of Milk to 100. By solution, filtration, evaporation and trituration.
A yellowish-white powder, very hygroscopic, odorless, having a sweetish ferruginous taste. Solubility. - In 7 parts of water; only partially soluble in Alcohol.
Dose, 5 to 15 gr.; .30 to 1.00 gm.
Syrupus Ferri Iodidi. Syrup Of Ferrous Iodide. A syrupy liquid, containing 10 per cent. by weight of Ferrous Iodide. Iron Wire, 25; Iodine, 83; Syrup and distilled water, a sufficient quantity to 1000.
A transparent, pale-green liquid, odorless, having a sweet strongly ferruginous taste and a neutral reaction. Sp. gr. about 1.353. Dose, 5 to 30 m.; .30 to 2.00 c.c.
8. Pilulae Ferri Iodidi - Pills of Ferrous Iodide. Triturate Reduced Iron 4, with Iodine 5, and water; add Glycyrrhiza I , Sugar 4, Extract of Glycyrrhiza I , and Acacia 1 gm., with sufficient water, Balsam of Tolu and Ether, and evaporate to make 100 pills. To be preserved from light and air as much as possible, as they do not keep well.
Dose, 1 to 2 pills.