Know the basics
What is lactacyd used for?
Lactacyd is an aqueous solution, which containing surface active substances in collaboration of lactic acid padded with lactoserum (pH 3.5). It is commonly used for the auxiliary treatment of skin diseases caused by bacteria or potentially primary multiple infections.
How should I take lactacyd?
Lactacyd can be used in the shower or bath as a liquid soap on the external vaginal area.
- Put a small amount in the palm of your hand and work into a lather;
- Rinse well under running water.
Lactacyd is very mild and can be used every day, so use it whenever you want to feel fresh and protected.
How do I store lactacyd?
Lactacyd is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store lactacyd in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of lactacyd that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush lactacyd down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Know the precautions & warnings
What should I know before using lactacyd?
Before using lactacyd, tell your doctor if you have:
- Allergic reaction to any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals;
- Used any other health conditions, drugs that have a risk of interaction with lactacyd.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using lactacyd during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking lactacyd.
Know the side effects
What side effects can occur from lactacyd?
As taking others medicines, taking lactacyd can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.
Some of the side effects are listed below:
- Allergic reactions;
- Unpleasant reactions when used repeatedly in place, the creation of the environment conducive to the growth of Candida albicans.
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Know the interactions
What drugs may interact with lactacyd?
Lactacyd may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with lactacyd?
Lactacyd may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with lactacyd?
Lactacyd may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
Understand the dosage
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using lactacyd.
What is the dose of lactacyd for an adult?
Consult your doctor for information about the dose of lactacyd hydrochloride.
What is the dose of lactacyd for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is lactacyd available?
Lactacyd is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Foamy liquid, milk types, topical: 60 ml bottle and 250 ml; 10 ml pack.
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services (115) or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of lactacyd, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Review Date: September 22, 2016 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017
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