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Lactic acid - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on August 11, 2022
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Information about Lactic acid

Generic Name : Lactic acid
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Lactic acid are provided here.
Pronunciation : LACK-tick ASS-id
Learn the correct pronunciation of the Lactic acid, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.
Therapeutic Classification : Hypoglycemic Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Lactic acid

India : 


International : 

AmLactin and Lac-Hydrin

Why is Lactic acid 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 should Lactic acid not be taken? (Contraindications)


What is the dosage of Lactic acid?

Apply this lotion over the affected area and rub the area thoroughly twice daily or as directed by your physician.

How should Lactic acid be taken?

It comes as a gel, cream and lotion to apply topically.

What are the warnings and precautions for Lactic acid?

• For external use only.

• Caution needed for patients with history of any allergy; pregnancy and lactation.

What are the side effects of Lactic acid?

  Skin: Stinging, burning, irritation, itching and redness.

What are the other precautions for Lactic acid?

Wash your hands thoroughly after applying this medication.

What are the storage conditions for Lactic acid?

Store it at room temperature.

Last Updated : August 11, 2022

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