Preparation of Sulphur Ointment

Aim: To prepare and submit Sulphur ointment. 

Requirements: Precipitated sulphur, simple ointment, etc.

Theory: Ointments are semi-solid preparations meant for external application to the skin or mucous membrane. They usually contain a medicament or medicaments dissolved,  suspended or emulsified in the base. 


IngredientsStandard formula
Precipitated sulphur10 g
Simple ointment90 g


  1. Weigh accurately all the ingredients. 
  2. Triturate the precipitated sulphur with a portion of the simple ointment until smooth. 
  3. Add gradually the remainder of the simple ointment and mix thoroughly. 

Category: Scabicide. 

Storage: Preserve in a well-closed container, and protect from light.

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