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Sulfur (precipitated) in Petrolatum Ointment   5%
Lot No Expiry(mm/yyyy) Ingredients Master Formula
    Precipitated Sulfur    PWD   
    petrolatum  100%  UNG   
Recipe Total Quantity:
Final Quantity Desired: g

Directions: 1. Weigh out required ingredients.
2. Levigate precipitated sulfur with petrolatum to form a smooth mixture.
3. Transfer to final container and label.

Notes Alternatively, sulfur powder could be used:
1. Weigh 5 g of sulfur powder and dissolve in 7.5 mL of castor oil.
2. Mix with petrolatum to form a smooth mixture.
3. Transfer to final container and label.

Packaging:  Ointment Jar

Auxiliary Labels: For External Use Only
  Store at Room Temperature

Storage/Expiry:Room Temperature: 30 days - arbitrarily assigned based on recipe from IJPC reference.

Last Date Revised: 25-Aug-16

References:Sharquie, KE, et al. Treatment of scabies using 8% and 10% topical sulfur oitment in different regimens of application. J Drugs Dermatol 2012; 11(3):357-364.

Formulations: Sulfur and Peruvian Balsam Ointment. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding 1997 (Jul/Aug); 1 (4): 264. Although the reference provides a different recipe, it does describe how to prepare sulfur ointment from precipitated sulfur and petrolatum.

Completed Compound Check
Lot NoDate Prepared Expiry DateTechnicianPharmacist
   6-Dec-2021         


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