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Lactacyd (feminine wash)

Written by Stephanie Nera, RPh, PharmD · Pharmacology

Updated Jun 13, 2021

Lactacyd is the brand name of feminine wash that contains lactic acid and lactoserum. It offers daily protection of the feminine area.


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?

This product is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store it in the bathroom or the freezer. 

There may be different brands of this drug that may have different storage needs. So, 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 this product down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Additionally, 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 this drug, tell your doctor if you are/have:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Taking any other medicines. This includes any prescription, OTC, and herbal remedies.
  • An allergy to any of the ingredients of this product.
  • Any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Unfortunately, there isn’t enough information about the safety of using this drug during pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, it is likely safe to take. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking any medication.

Know the side effects

What side effects can occur from Lactacyd?

Like all drugs, Lactacyd may have side effects. If they occur, side effects are generally mild and resolve once treatment is finished or the dose is lowered. Some reported side effects include:

However, not everyone experiences these side effects. In addition, some people may experience other side effects. So, if you have any concerns about a side effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Know the interactions

What drugs may interact with Lactacyd?

This medication 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.

Does food or alcohol interact with Lactacyd?

This drug 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?

This drug may interact with underlying conditions. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. Therefore, it is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have, especially:

  • Vaginal infection
  • Urinary tract infection

Understand the dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. Therefore, you should always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication.

What is the dose for an adult?

External daily washing:

Place a small amount of product onto your hands. Gently apply it to the genital area. Rinse thoroughly. Use regularly especially during menstrual periods. 

Internal Vaginal Hygiene (douching): irrigate the vaginal canal up to twice a month, or as directed by your doctor.

Infectious Vaginitis: daily vaginal irrigation during antibiotic treatment.

What is the dose 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:

  • Feminine wash 5 mL, 60 mL, 150 mL, 250 mL
  • Wet wipes

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to the nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, 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.

Written by

Stephanie Nera, RPh, PharmD


Updated Jun 13, 2021

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