Ointment Bases

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Ointment Bases Characteristics
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  1. What are the characteristics of oleaginous bases?
    • Insoluble in water
    • Not water washable
    • Will not absorb water
    • Emollient
    • Occlusive
    • Greasy

    Ex. White Petrolatum and White Ointment
  2. What are the characteristics of absorption bases?
    • Insoluble in water
    • Not water washable
    • anhydrous
    • can absorb water
    • emollient
    • occlusive
    • greasy

    • Ex.
    • Hydrophillic petrolatum
    • Aquabase
    • Aquaphor
  3. What are the characteristics of water in oil emulsions?
    • Insoluble in water
    • Not water washable
    • can absorb water
    • contains water
    • emollient
    • occlusive
    • Greasy

    Ex. Cold Cream, Lanolin (hydrous), Hydrocream, Eucerin, Nivea
  4. What are the characteristis of oil in water emulsions?
    • Insoluble in water
    • Water washable
    • Will absorb water
    • contain water
    • nonocclusive
    • nongreasy

    ex. Hydrophilic ointment, dermabase, velvachol, and unibase
  5. What are the characteristics of water soluble ointments?
    • Water soluble
    • Water washable
    • Will absorb water
    • Anhydrous or Hydrous
    • Nonocclusive
    • Nongreasy

    Ex. PEG ointments

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