Throat Paint Preparation

Throat Paint Preparation: Throat Paints are the solution or dispersion of one or more active agents.

  • Throat paints are viscous liquid preparations used for mouth and throat infections.
  • Glycerin is commonly used as a base because being viscous it adheres to mucous membrane for a long period.
  • Glycerin prolongs the action of medicaments.
  • Glycerin also provides a sweet taste for preparation.

For example, Boroglycerin, Phenol glycerin throat paint.


Throat paint should be stored in an airtight container and cool place.



Not to be swallowed.



  • Potassium iodide – 2.5 gm
  • Iodine – 1.25 gm
  • Alcohol – 4 ml
  • Water – 2.5 ml
  • Peppermint oil – 0.4 ml
  • Glycerin – 100 ml

Dissolve the potassium iodide in water. Add the iodine and stir until completely dissolved. Dissolve peppermint oil in alcohol 90% in a small container and transfer it into an iodine solution.

Transfer paint into a measuring cylinder and make up the volume to q.s.

  • Paint is applied with a soft brush.


A wide mouth, fluted, light-resistant, screw car glass bottle is used and dispensed in the amber-colored bottle.

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