Description of the medicine: Benzoic acid (Acidum benzoicum)
BENZOIC ACID (Acidum benzoicum).
(A benzoic acid derivative is a benzonaphthol (benzoic acid naphthyl ester), used internally as an antiseptic for gastrointestinal diseases, and is excluded from the list of drugs as ineffective).
Colorless needle crystals or white crystalline powder. It is slightly soluble in water (1: 400), soluble in boiling water (1:25), in alcohol (1:25), and fatty oils.
Topically used as an antimicrobial and fungicidal agent. When taken orally, it enhances the secretion of the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract. As an expectorant, sodium benzoic acid is used (see Sodium benzoate).
Storage: in well-closed containers.
Rp .: Ac. benzoici 0.6
Ac. salicylici 0.3