Basic Zinc Carbonate

(USAN)
Synonyms: Zinc, carbonato básico de.
Cyrillic synonym: Основный Карбонат Цинка; Основный Углекислый Цинк.

💊 Chemical information

Pharmacopoeias.

In US.

USP 31

(Zinc Carbonate). It corresponds to 3Zn(OH) 2 .2ZnCO 3 containing the equivalent of not less than 70% ZnO. Store in airtight containers.

💊 Profile

Zinc carbonate is mildly astringent and protective to the skin and is used topically, mainly in the form of calamine, in a variety of skin conditions. In the USA the name calamine is used for zinc oxide (rather than zinc carbonate) with a small proportion of ferric oxide.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Fr.: Pygmal†.
Published January 25, 2019.