Strength, about one grain to one pill. It is to be remembered that opium pills, if old, are dry and hard to dissolve, and if given in succession may produce alarming symptoms by accumulating in the alimentary canal and dissolving all at once.
As all children bear opium badly and some are highly susceptible to it, there could be no graver error than for paregoric to be included in the home medicine chest. It should never under any circumstances be given to children without the exact orders of a physician, and nurses should impress on the less well educated mother the danger of soothing syrups of a proprietary nature, as the amount of narcotics contained in them may ruin the child's development.
Average dose for adult, ʒ i.-4 mils.
Contains no narcotine and none of the odorous principles, and is therefore less nauseating than laudanum. The strength is 10%. Average dose, viii-0.5 mil.
Strength, 10%. Average dose, viii.-0.5 mil.
To be taken at night. Average dose, gr. viii.-0.5 Gm.
Dover's powder in a liquid form. Dose, the same as tincture of opium.