Made by the action of acetic acid on litharge, or lead oxide. This is the only preparation of lead given internally. Acute poisoning has been caused by the lead acetate, although, as it acts as an emetic, it is rarely fatal. The symptoms appear in from half an hour to two hours after taking it, and are essentially the same as described under chronic poisoning. Recovery may take place within a few days, although symptoms recur, occasionally, after a long interval. The fatal dose is between 3 i. and 3 ii. The treatment consists of large doses of Glauber's and Epsom salts; castor oil; emetics, if vomiting is not already excited; opium; and albuminous drinks freely given.
Average dose, gr. i.-0.06 Gm.
Used only externally. It should be diluted, in a strength of ℥ i.-iv. to O. i. of water.
Made with lead oxide, oil, lard, and water.
Made of rubber, lead plaster, and petrolatum.
Made of soap, lead plaster, and water.
Made of lead plaster, petrolatum, and oil of lavender.