A 1s 1½d tin contained 50 lozenges, and the recommended dose was one or two lozenges at bedtime and up to 10 during the course of the day. The ingredients were morphine, ipecacuanha, extract of licorice, and sugar, held together by tragacanth gum.
KEATING'S COUGH LOZENGES. "94, Commercial Road, Peckham, July 12, 1889. "Dear Sir,— I am a poor hand at expressing my feelings, but I should like to thank you. Your lozenges have done wonders in relieving my terrible cough. Since I had the operation of 'Tracheotomy' (the same as the late Emperor of Germany, and unlike him, thank God, I am still alive) performed at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, no one could possibly have had a more violent cough; it was so bad at times that it quite exhausted me. The mucus, which was very copious and hard, had been softened, and I have been able to get rid of it without difficulty. — I am, sir, yours truly, J. HILL. UTTERLY UNRIVALLED. The above speaks for itself. From strict inquiry it appears that the benefit from using Keating's Cough Lozenges is understated. The operation was a specially severe one, and was performed by the specialist, Dr. H. T. Butlin, of St. Bartholomew's Hospital. Since the operation the only means of relief is the use of these Lozenges. So successful are they that one affords immediate benefit, although from the nature of the case the throat irritation is intense. WEIGHT IN GOLD. Under date Sept. 8, Mr Hill writes: "I should long since have been dead but for your Lozenges—they are worth their weight in gold. I will gladly see and tell anyone what a splendid cough remedy they are." Keating's Lozenges are sold in tins, 1s 1½d each. The unrivalled remedy for COUGHS, HOARSENESS, and THROAT TROUBLES.
Source: The Northern Echo, Tuesday 20 March 1894