Chloride of Tin. SnCl. Called also the Muriate, the Proto-muriate, the Hydrochlorate, or Butter of Tin.

Med. Prop. and Action. Tonic and anti-spasmodic. In large doses it produces convulsive twitchings of the face, convulsions, and paralysis. Externally, it is used as a lotion (gr. j. ad Aq. fl. oz. j).

Dose, gr. 1/16 - 1/2, twice daily, in the form of pill.

2611. Therapeutic Uses

In Chorea, Epilepsy, and other Nervous Affections, it has been employed by Dr. Schlessinger, in doses of gr. 1/6 to 1/4, three or four times a day, in pill or dissolved in Hydrochloric Ether. Sometimes he found it at first increase the symptoms, but this he regarded as a good omen. If its administration be followed by gastro-intestinal irritation, or dryness of the throat, the dose should be diminished, or the medicine be altogether abandoned. Several cases are related by Dr. Schlessinger and others in which it proved successful.

2612. In Cutaneous Diseases Of A Chronic And Obstinate Character, Dr

Schlessinger found the Hydrochlorate in the doses named in the last section of great service. Externally he also applied it in the form of lotion (gr. 1/6 - gr. j. ad Aq. fj.).

2613. Against Tnia or Tape-Worm it has been advised; but its real value as a vermifuge is yet unascertained.