Lactic acid

Latest prescription information about Lactic acid. Learn how to pronounce the drug’s name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Generic Name : Lactic acid

Pronunciation : LACK-tick ASS-id

Therapeutic Classification : Hypoglycemic Agents

Trade Name(s): 
India- Alovit-Af, Carofit Cr, Dew Derm, Femnin, Foot Care, Moisturex, Soft-Step, Sysderm, Lacgel Tube, Lactacyd Lotion, Lactal Vaginal Gel.
International- AmLactin and Lac-Hydrin.

Why it is prescribed (Indications) : 
This medication is a chemical compound, prescribed for dry skin (Xerosis). The cream works by increasing the water content in the skin making the skin softer.  

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 


Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Dosage & When it is to be taken : 
Apply this lotion over the affected area and rub the area thoroughly twice daily or as directed by your physician.

How it should be taken : 
It comes as a gel, cream and lotion to apply topically.

Warnings and Precautions : 
* For external use only.
* Caution needed for patients with history of any allergy; pregnancy and lactation.

Side Effects : 
Skin- Stinging, burning, irritation, itching and redness.

Other Precautions : 
*Wash your hands thoroughly after applying this medication.

Storage Conditions : 
Store it at room temperature.