lactic acid topical (OTC)

Brand and Other Names:Lactinol HX
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Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

Dosage Forms & Strengths

topical lotion

  • 10%

topical cream

  • 10%
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Xerosis

Apply topically to affected skin q12hr

Dosage Forms & Strengths

topical lotion

  • 10%

topical cream

  • 10%
more...

Xerosis

Apply topically to affected skin q12hr

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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Rash

Skin irritation

Mild stinging

Burning

Peeling

Sun sensitivity

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity

Cautions

For topical use only; avoid eyes, lips, mucous membranes

Irritation or rash may occur, particularly if applied on face or sensitive skin; discontinue if irritation occurs

Minimize exposure to the sun of areas treated; may cause photosensitivity

Increased sun sensitivity; wear protective clothing and sunscreen

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: A

Lactation: Unknown; unlikely to be distributed in breast milk

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

An alpha hydroxy acid; used as emollient to lubricate and moisturize skin

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