Lactate of Zinc. Prepared by dissolving Metallic Zinc in dilute Lactic Acid, and evaporating to crystallization.

Med. Prop. and Action. It was introduced as a remedy in Epilepsy by Dr. Herpin|| in 1856. He regards it as equally efficacious with the Oxide, over which it possesses the advantages of being more easily taken, and less liable to disagree with the stomach. He commences with gr. ij. thrice daily, in the form of pill, and gradually increases the quantity till ten grains are taken daily. M. Herpin enters into many statistical data with reference to the results of treatment by this agent. In the successful cases its use was continued for periods varying from five to twelve months.

Dose, gr. ij. - gr. v.