Lotions are liquid dispersions, usually suspensions, intended for EXTERNAL use.
Lotions also include emulsion-like preparations such as Benzyl Benzoate Lotion, NF,
which has an oil phase and an aqueous phase. Lotions tend to separate on standing
and require "Shake Well Before Using" and "For External Use Only" labels. The types
of medications that can be incorporated into lotions are infinite. Dermatologists
prescribe a wide range of lotions for healing and cosmetic effects.