From Big Medical Encyclopedia

BENZONAPHTHOLUM (Benzonaphtholum; benzoyl-beta-naphthol, beta naphthol the benzoate, naftilbenzoat, Benzonaphtol, Betabenzon) — antiseptic agent. beta Naphthyl ether of the benzoic to - you (ester of beta-naphthol and the benzoic to - you); With 17 N 12 0 2  :

White or with a pinkish shade fine-crystalline powder without' a smell and taste, is water-insoluble, is hardly dissolved in alcohol and ether.

Appoint inside at the diseases of intestines which are followed by putrefactive processes and a meteorism. Drug malotoksichen. In intestines breaks up to beta-naphthol and the benzoic acid (see) which have antimicrobic effect. Doses for adults — 0,25 — 0,5 g on reception 3 — 4 times a day; for children — depending on age on 0,05 — 0,3 g on reception 3 times a day.

Forms of release: powder and tablets on 0,25 and 0,5 g. Keep in well corked banks in the place protected from light.

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