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Lactic Acid

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Food additive (e number)

Pharmaceutic aid

Keratolytic agent


Ectoparasiticide for topical use and insecticide

Gynecological antiinfective and antiseptic

pH regulator

Chemical Name

Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy- (USP)

Foreign Names

  • Acidum lacticum (Latin)
  • Milchsäure (German)
  • Acide lactique (French)
  • Acido lattico (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Acide lactique (OS: DCF)
  • Lactic Acid (OS: JAN)
  • Depsori (IS)
  • E 270 (IS: E Number)
  • (S)-lactic acid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • (S)-Lactic Acid (PH: BP 2016)
  • Acide lactique (PH: Ph. Eur. 6)
  • Acidum (S)-lacticum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Acidum lacticum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Lactic acid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Lactic Acid (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Milchsäure (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Aluminum Lactate (OS: JAN)
  • Alluminio lattato (IS)
  • Ammonium Lactate (OS: USAN)
  • Ammonio lattato (IS)
  • BMS 186091 (IS: Bristol-Myers)

Brand Names

  • 4XLA (Lactic Acid and Sodium Chloride (veterinary use))
    Axience, France; Ecolab Deutschland, Ireland
  • ABE (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    Inco, Poland
  • Acerin (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    Scan-Anida, Poland
  • Ac-Lac
    Indunidas, Ecuador
  • Antiverrugas Isdin (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    Isdin, Spain
  • Bazuka (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    Diomed Developments, United Kingdom
  • Biofil
    Biopas, Colombia; Biopas, Peru
  • Biolavage (Lactic Acid and Oxyquinoline)
    Nile, Egypt
  • calicida Indiano (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    Gestafarma, Portugal
  • Callicida Naion (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    Puerto Galiano, Spain
  • Calmurid (Lactic Acid and Urea)
    Galderma, Austria; Galderma, Ireland; Galderma, New Zealand; Galderma Spirig, Switzerland; Jaba, Portugal; Galderma U.K., United Kingdom
  • Calmurid HC (Lactic Acid and Hydrocortisone, + Urea)
    Galderma, Ireland; Galderma U.K., United Kingdom
  • Calmuril (Lactic Acid and Urea)
    ACO Hud Nordic, Finland
  • Calotrat (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    Kley Hertz, Brazil
  • Clabin N (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    Omega Pharma, Germany
  • Clabin plus (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    Omega Pharma, Germany
  • Colloplus (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    Grünenthal, Colombia; Grünenthal, Ecuador
  • Cuplex 4% (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    Crawford Healthcare, Malta
  • Dermalac
    Taro, Canada
  • Dermalact
    Albephar, Venezuela
  • Dermatech Wart Treatment (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    DermaTech Lab, Hong Kong
  • Duoderm (Lactic Acid and Salicylic acid)
    Orva, Turkey
  • Duofilm (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    Beecham, Malta; GlaxoSmithKline, Argentina; GlaxoSmithKline, Bangladesh; GlaxoSmithKline, Cyprus; GlaxoSmithKline, Ecuador; GlaxoSmithKline, Estonia; GlaxoSmithKline, Greece; GlaxoSmithKline, Ireland; GlaxoSmithKline, India; GlaxoSmithKline, Italy; GlaxoSmithKline, Peru; GlaxoSmithKline, Romania; GlaxoSmithKline, Singapore; GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Germany; GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, United Kingdom; GlaxoSmithKline Laboratoire Pharmaceutique, France; GlaxoSmithKline Pharma, Austria; GSK Consumer Healthcare, Switzerland; Laboratorios Stiefel de Chile y Cia., Chile; NeoFarma, Malta; Stiefel, Brazil; Stiefel, Colombia; Stiefel, Czech Republic; Stiefel, Hong Kong; Stiefel, Hungary; Stiefel, Latvia; Stiefel, Malaysia; Stiefel, New Zealand; Stiefel, Oman; Stiefel, Philippines; Stiefel, Slovakia; Stiefel, Thailand; Stiefel, Tunisia; Stiefel, Vietnam; Stiefel, South Africa; Stiefel Laboratories Polska Sp. z.o.o., Poland
  • Ecocillin
    Proge Farm, Latvia
  • Ecovag
    Bifodan, Latvia
  • Epi Otic (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid (veterinary use))
    Virbac, Australia; Virbac, South Africa
  • Epi-Otic (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid, + Chloroxylenol (veterinary use))
    Virbac, New Zealand
  • Etiderm (veterinary use)
    Virbac, Netherlands
  • Femilex
    Nijpharm, Georgia; Nizhpharm, Russian Federation
  • Gan Bi Mei (Lactic Acid and Urea)
    Pacific, China
  • Gynocaps
    Orion, Latvia
  • Gynolact
    Vitabalans, Latvia
  • Hydralac
    Stedman, India
  • KadeFungin
    Kade, Germany
  • KadeFungin Milchsäurekur
    Kade, Germany
  • Kerafilm (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    Pierre Fabre Médicament, France
  • Kerafilmver (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    Pierre Fabre Italia, Italy
  • Kinor (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    Italmex, Mexico
  • Lacta Gynecogel
    Medgenix, Belgium
  • Lactacyd
    Bahrain Pharmacy, Bahrain; Sanofi-Aventis, Colombia; Sanofi-Aventis, Malaysia; Sanofi-Aventis, Peru; Sanofi-Aventis, Philippines; Sanofi-Aventis, Vietnam
  • Lactacyd Femina
    Sanofi Aventis, Chile; Sanofi-Aventis, Ecuador
  • Lactacyd Feminine
    Sanofi-Aventis, Hong Kong
  • Lactacyd Infantil
    Sanofi-Aventis, Peru
  • Lactagel
    Orion, Latvia
  • Lactibon
    Roemmers, Ecuador; Roemmers, Peru; Roemmers Centroamérica, Costa Rica; Roemmers Centroamérica, Guatemala; Roemmers Centroamérica, Honduras; Roemmers Centroamérica, Nicaragua; Roemmers Centroamérica, Panama; Roemmers Centroamérica, El Salvador
  • Lactic Acid Kenei
    Kenei Sakai Seiyaku, Japan
  • LactiCare
    GlaxoSmithKline, Peru
  • LactiCare (Lactic Acid and Pyrrolnitrin)
    GlaxoSmithKline, Bangladesh
  • Lactifem
    Gynopharm, Colombia
  • Lactofem
    mibe, Germany
  • Lafem
    Siegfried, Ecuador
  • Lebewohl (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    Melisana, Switzerland
  • Locobase LPL (Lactic Acid and Propylene Glycol)
    Astellas, Sweden
  • Masc na odciski Aflofarm (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    Aflofarm Farmacja, Poland
  • Masc na odciski Hasco-Lek (Lactic Acid and Salicylic acid)
    Hasco-Lek, Poland
  • Milchsäure 15% (veterinary use)
    Serumber, Germany
  • naFlora Restore (Lactic Acid and Cetylpyridinium)
    Hizon, Philippines
  • Oticlear (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid (veterinary use))
    CiplaVet, South Africa
  • Relactagel (Lactic Acid and Glucagon)
    KoRa, Germany
  • Sactol (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    Memphis Co., Egypt
  • Salactol (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    Dermal, Ireland; Dermal Laboratories, United Kingdom
  • Salatac (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    Dermal, Ireland; Dermal Laboratories, United Kingdom
  • Sculptra
    Valeant, New Zealand
  • Unguento Callicida Naion (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    Puerto Galiano, Spain
  • Ureaderm Lactato (Lactic Acid and Urea)
    Medihealth, Colombia
  • Vagibiotic
    Silvanols, Latvia
  • Vagoclyss
    B. Braun Medical, Switzerland; Grossmann, Oman
  • Verruclean (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    LDA, Argentina
  • Verrufilm (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    Bailleul, France; Fouchard, Chile; Laboratoires Bailleul-Biorga, Hong Kong
  • Verucid (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    Galderma, Norway
  • Verufil (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Spain
  • Verunec (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    Savoma, Italy
  • Warz-ab Extor (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    Uhlmann-Eyraud Pharma, Switzerland
  • W-Tropfen (Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
    Iromedica, Switzerland
  • Deaftol (Lactic Acid and Lidocaine)
    Wild, Switzerland
  • Ammonium Lactate Actavis
    Actavis, United States
  • Clobelac (Lactic Acid and Clobetasol)
    Stedman, India
  • Lactrex
    Galderma, Peru
  • Lanate
    Douglas, New Zealand; Douglas, Singapore
  • Vagisan
    Dr. August Wolff, Bulgaria; Remedia, Croatia (Hrvatska); Wolff, Germany


DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USANUnited States Adopted Name
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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