The People's Medicine Community ®

Poslam Ointment
(Newest posts first)

55 Replies Updated

Comments Submitted Says:
old remedy for skin rashes

Reply   Share   Report
Reply to this thread

Showing Replies 55 - 36 of 55 ( Newest posts first ) RSS Feed

Page of 3 Next Page    Sorted By:

Susieboots Says:
I am looking for PLEXOLAN ointment not Poslam. It's a mixture of lanolin and zinc oxide and Boy does it work for skin irritation! It was last sold by Alvin Last Inc. but they stopped in 1997, I believe. I think Smith & Nephew Roylan had a comperable product, but they too have stopped selling it. I have used it for years as have my children and we are running out of our stockpile. The diaper rash products on the market are NOT the same -- trust me we have tried them all! If anyone knows where we can get some, We'll love you forever!!!!

Reply   Share   Report     Helpful?  0 0 
Audreen Says:
Anything with Coal Tar, Tar Distillate or even Selenium Sulfide will do the trick, just look at the ingredients on the packaging- Most of the Local Drugs Stores carry it- good luck

Reply   Share   Report     Helpful?  0 0 
Flower girl Says:
I am looking for Plexolan also manufactured by Alvin Last,Inc.It is lanolin in a tube. Would like to know where to purchase this product. I've used it for years and my mother before me.

Reply   Share   Report     Helpful?  0 0 
Genie Says:
Let me save you some trouble. Poslam is not made anymore. If a doctor writes a prescription the pharmacy will order something named Poslam ointment. It comes in about a 6 oz jar and is tan colored. It is not the tar based drawing salve of old.

Therefore, you have 2 options: 1) find a compounding pharmacy and tell them you want tar based drawing salve like the old poslam formula or 2) make it yourself. There are all kinds of youtube videos with instructions on how you can make it at home.

Good luck

Reply   Share   Report     Helpful?  0 0 

Reply   Share   Report     Helpful?  0 0 
Leah Says:
Vince, I have no idea what CVS is talking about. I can, and do, compound the formula. To my knowledge, CVS is not a compounding pharmacy… I can see why they can not compound. My formula is not named the same as the original product….however it is based off of the original formula and it is awesome. I hate it that this site will not allow my contact info. I am the only pharmacy between Arvin, CA. and Santa Clarita, Ca. :)

Reply   Share   Report     Helpful?  0 0 
Vince Says:
Leah..I got the prescription from our doctor, however CVS said they were not allowed to fill it in the US ? What do you know about this ?
I'm going to have another doctor friend see if he can get it from his brother who is a doctor in Italy.


Reply   Share   Report     Helpful?  0 0 

Reply   Share   Report     Helpful?  0 0 
Vince Says:
My comment is under DUKE just above yours. Yes, I'm interested in getting this ointment for me, my grandchildren and friends. I really believe that there isn't a better product on the market today. I did get a prescription from my doctor today
October 2nd they sent in into CVS, they said that they could not fill it in the US !!
What do you think we might be able to do??

Reply   Share   Report     Helpful?  0 0 
Ken Says:
I for one would be interested in the new Poslam if you were to start manufacturing it. Contact me at {edited for privacy} maybe that will fool the contact gatekeeper.

Reply   Share   Report     Helpful?  0 0 
Joanne Says:
The product we found is: MG217 Psoriasis - coal tar formula - multi-symptom ointment. We purchased it from Amazon. My mother says it is healing the same as poslum for her.

Reply   Share   Report     Helpful?  0 0 
MS Says:
Joanne, what product did you find? Glad to know something like it exists still.

Reply   Share   Report     Helpful?  0 0 
Joanne Says:
Thanks for the ingredients list. We found an ointment on amazon and it seems to be working almost as well as poslum. Yea!

Reply   Share   Report     Helpful?  0 0 
RPH Says:
It looks like there are issues getting messages to me regarding poslam ointment. my contact information is {edited for privacy}.

Reply   Share   Report     Helpful?  0 0 
Maggie Says:
Your contact info was blocked/edited for privacy. Can you supply the information again?

Reply   Share   Report     Helpful?  0 0 
RPH Says:
I can finally say that I have the formula available with a prescription. I have duplicated the original ingredients, in the original strengths. For now, I can only supply the product to California residents. If anyone is interested, you can contact me via {edited for privacy}. Ask for Leah.

Reply   Share   Report     Helpful?  0 0 
RPH Says:
I like the feedback, and in answer to the last question about why it needs a prescription....In California, simply the "act" of compounding (mixing two ingredients) together, even if the ingredients are otherwise OTC, it requires a prescription. If this formula/product had a large enough demand from the public then we might just get a "manufacturing license" for it. That would allow us to sell it to the public without a prescription. I will update this thread as the product becomes available. Thanks for the feedback

Reply   Share   Report     Helpful?  0 0 
Nikosmom Says:
Of *course* wld b willing to get script...but am curious abt needing one. It was OTC, wasn't it? *What* chemical wld req a script?!?

Reply   Share   Report     Helpful?  0 0 
Duke Says:
I do think that Poslam was a great ointment and I for one would get the prescription for our family and friends to use.
I had it made for me at an Oakland drug store some years ago. It is worth it !
I understand that things have changed, but it was over the counter throughout the 40's and 50's. My father always had it in our medicine chest. He used it for cold sores, he put it on in the morning and was clear in the afternoon. I used it for worked.

Reply   Share   Report     Helpful?  0 0 
Maggie Says:
Count me in

Reply   Share   Report     Helpful?  0 0 

3 pages of replies were found.

1  2 3 Next >> 

Possibly Related Threads:

poslam skin ointment Where can we get it. I am 71 young still have a little left and it still work like almost over night. Use to be in drug ...  1
Ointment For Bed Sore my grandmother have bad bed sores and now these are infected and 1inch 2deep plz suggest some medicine orally and for lo...  4
ointment helps hair growth do triamcinolone ointment help hair grow? ## This is a corticosteroid, so it will sometimes mess with a person's hor...  4
Ointment Over The Counter Can you buy Psorcon over the counter? ## Hi Char, Based on my research, Walgreen's does list Psorcon (Diflorasone) o...  1
Ointment For Bed Sore very effective to old ldy sick old mother age 95 year develop bed sore due to all time sleeping with dipphers as she cant walk.once i was in shanghaiir...  1
HC ointment HC cream 2.5%...  0
BGO Ointment BGO ointment last distributed by Calotabs Co. in Greenville, SC. Company has apparently closed...not further info. Ointm...  9
a&d ointment topical ointment ## I don't know if there is anything specific you would like to know regarding Vitamin A & D to...  1
burn ointment yellow ointment for burns, I bought it over the counter ## sume burned on foot and there are swelling with painfully. pl...  2
pain ointment lidocaine ointment 5% what are the side effects of this medicine? what about red spots on the hand? Is that serious? ## This is used topically...  1

Post a Reply

No registration is needed.
Simply fill out the form below.

1) Message: *
Please be as detailed as possible.

2) Your Name: *
You may use your first name, or for more privacy, make up a nickname.

3) Email Address: 
Optional. Always hidden. This allows us to notify you when a reply is posted here.

Subscribe to our Newsletter - Health News Headlines + Free RX Savings Card

4) Word Verification: *
Prevents SPAM.

Click here to show the question

This form will be submitted securely
I'm on a public or shared computer

Discussion Thread Guidelines: Any participation in the discussion threads signifies your agreement with the Terms of Use. (1) Act civilized and be respectful towards others. No profanity, vulgarity or lewd / suggestive content is allowed. (2) Posts encouraging, facilitating, or seeking advice about the abuse of medications or other substances are prohibited. (3) Personal contact information (such as telephone numbers, email addresses, etc) is not allowed to appear on our discussion threads. (4) We do not allow our forums to be used for buying, selling, or for the promotion of a product or service. (5) Posting external links to other web sites is not allowed without our prior approval. (6) We reserve the right to edit or remove content which we find objectionable to the community at our sole discretion.