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Lactic acid

Synonym(s): 2-Hydroxypropanoic acid

Contributor(s): Yolande Bishop

Introduction

Name

  • Lactic acid.

Class of drug

  • Alpha-hydroxyacid.
  • Antibacterial, keratolytic agent.

Description

Chemical name

  • (R)-2-Hydroxypropanoic acid; (S)-2-Hydroxypropanoic acid.

Molecular formula

  • C3H6O3.

Molecular weight

  • 90.08.

Uses

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Indications

  • Surface/superficial pyoderma.
  • Hyperkeratotic conditions, eg ichthyosis .

Administration

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Curtis C (1998)Use and abuse of topical dermatological therapy in dogs and cats. Part 1. Shampoo therapy.In Pract20(5) 244-251.
  • Muller G H (1976)Ichthyosis in two dogs.JAVMA169(12) 1313-1316.

Other sources of information

  • Tennant B (1999)Small Animal Formulary.3rd edn. British Small Animal Veterinary Association. ISBN 0 905214 52 8.

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