From Big Medical Encyclopedia

DERMATOLUM (Dermatolum; synonym: Bismuthum subgallicum, bismuth gallate the main, Bismuthi subgallas; GFH) — the knitting and antiseptic agent. The basic bismuthic salt gallic to - you, C 7 H 7 BiO 7  :

Amorphous powder of yellow color, inodorous and taste. It is almost water-insoluble, 95% alcohol and ether, we will dissolve (with decomposition) during the heating in mineral to-takh, we will easily dissolve in caustic soda with formation of the yellow solution which is quickly reddening on air. Contains 52 — 56,5% of bismuth oxide.

Apply outwardly at inflammatory damages of skin and mucous membranes — eczema, dermatitis, hemorrhoids, etc.

Form of release: powder and 10% ointment. Keep in well corked container protecting from effect of light.

See also Antiseptic agents , Bismuth (drugs) , Astringents .

T. N. Zykova.