This section is from the "A Handbook of Useful Drugs" book, by State Medical Examining and Licensing Boards.
An aqueous liquid which contains in solution not less than 25 per cent, of lead subacetate, made by boiling a mixture of lead acetate, lead oxid and distilled water for half an hour.
Properties : Solution of lead subacetate occurs as a clear, colorless liquid, odorless, having a sweetish, astringent taste and an alkaline reaction.
Dosage: This preparation should be diluted from fifteen to thirty times before application. It is employed as an astringent and antipruritic in inflammatory conditions of the skin and as an application to sprains and bruises. It should not be applied to denuded surfaces and should be used with caution on the face.