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Ethyl lactate

Contributor(s): Yolande Bishop

Introduction

Name

  • Ethyl lactate.

Class of drug

  • Antibacterial agent.
  • Keratoplastic.

Description

Chemical name

  • 2-Hydroxypropanoic acid ethyl ester.
  • Ethyl alpha-hydroxypropionate.

Molecular formula

  • C5H10O3.
  • CH3CHOHCOOC2H5.

Molecular weight

  • 118.13.

Physical properties

  • Colorless liquid.
  • Characteristic odor.
  • Boiling point: 154°C.
  • Miscible with water (with partial decomposition), alcohol and ether.

Uses

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Indications

  • Surface/superficial pyoderma.

Administration

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Curtis C (1998) Use and abuse of topical dermatological therapy in dogs and cats. Part 1. Shampoo therapy. In Pract 20 (5), 244-251 VetMedResource.
  • Prottey C, George D, Leech R W et al (1984) The mode of action of ethyl lactate as a treatment for acne. Br J Dermatol 110 (4), 475-485 PubMed.

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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