Pasta Zinci et Gelatini, B.P.C., Zinc and Gelatin Paste.
Synonyms.—Gelatinum Zinci; Unna's Paste.
|Distilled Water||35.00|||||7 fl. ounces|
|Zinc Oxide, finely sifted||15.00|||||3 ounces|
|Glycerin||35.00|||||7 fl. ounces|
Soften the gelatin by soaking in the water, add the glycerin, heat on a water-bath until the gelatin is dissolved, stir in the zinc oxide, and pour into a flat dish or tray to solidify.
When required for use, the paste is melted on a water-bath and applied to the skin with a stiff brush; the part may then be covered with cotton wool or lint.
The British Pharmaceutical Codex, 1911, was published by direction of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.