Information about Lanolin

Lanolin uses

Lanolin is used in the treatment of execessive skin dryness.

How lanolin works

Lanolin belongs to a class of drugs called skin moisturizers. It works by hydrating outermost layer of the skin and promotes skin moisturizing.

Common side effects of lanolin

Skin rash.

Available Medicine for Lanolin

No medicine available

Expert advice for Lanolin

  • Do not apply lanolin on deep wounds, open sores with swelling, redness or bleeding, or infection of the skin.
  • Avoid contact with eyes, nose, mouth, rectum, or vagina and rinse with water in case of accidental contact.
  • Do not take if allergic to lanolin or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions for Lanolin


Q. Is lanolin comedogenic or does it clog pores?
Lanolin may cause clogging of pores. Consult your doctor in case of any symptoms

Content on this page was last updated on 23 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)