Preparation of Zinc Oxide Ointment

Aim: To prepare and submit 100 gm of zinc oxide ointment. 

Requirements: Zinc oxide, Starch, 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
Zinc oxide15 g
Simple ointment85 g 


  1. Weigh accurately all the ingredients. 
  2. Triturate zinc oxide with a portion of the simple ointment until smooth. 
  3. Gradually add simple ointment sufficient to produce 100 g. 

Category: Astringent, Antiseptic, and protective. 

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

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