Parenol, B.P.C. Parenol.


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Synonym.—Solid Parenol.

Soft Paraffin, white or yellow 65.00 | 13 ounces
Wool Fat 15.00 | 3 ounces
Distilled Water, warm to 100.00 | to 20 ounces

Melt the soft paraffin and wool fat, pour the mixture into a warm mortar, and add gradually the distilled water.

Parenol is a stable emulsion of soft paraffin, which is absorbed readily by the skin, and causes no irritation. It does not become rancid on keeping, and forms a useful vehicle for the application of various medicaments, for which rapid absorption is desired, Parenol can be made to take up more than its own weight of water, and mixes readily with all fats.

The British Pharmaceutical Codex, 1911, was published by direction of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.