Lactic acid + Sodium PCA

Indications

This medication is used as a moisturizer to treat or prevent dry, rough, scaly, itchy skin and minor skin irritations (e.g., diaper rash, skin burns from radiation therapy). Emollients are substances that soften and moisturize the skin and decrease itching and flaking. Some products (e.g., zinc oxide, white petrolatum) are used mostly to protect the skin against irritation (e.g., from wetness).

Pharmacology

Lactic acid: It is commonly used for lubricating and moisturising skin, thus relieving dryness and itch.

Sodium PCA: It is a keratolytic agent. It encourages exfoliation of the skin and opening up of the plugged follicles, which helps re-establish the normal skin- cell replacement cycle. For milder acne, salicylic acid helps unclog pores to resolve and prevent lesions.

Dosage & Administration

Use as required on affected areas.

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity

Side Effects

Most emollients can be used safely and effectively with no side effects. However, burning, stinging, redness, or irritation may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy category is not classified. FDA has not yet classified the drug into a specified pregnancy category.

Precautions & Warnings

Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the product; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Therapeutic Class

Emollients & combined preparations

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