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(Not official.) - C10H14N2O2 HCl=230.01.
It is a white micro-crystalline powder. Solubility. - In 20 parts of water.
Dose, 5 to 30 gr.; .30 to 2.00 gm.
It is not poisonous to animals and nor does it injuriously affect the blood. It is a fairly powerful antipyretic, not followed by collapse or cyanosis; the perspiration is not more marked than after large doses of antipyrin. It has also been used as an antineuralgic; in severe acute articular rheumatism it has exercised a beneficial action upon the joints when other remedies have failed. It is rapidly excreted by the urine, to which it gives a brownish color, and it probably increases the excretion of uric acid. The reports, of which there are now a considerable number, are favorable to this remedy.