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ammonium lactate topical

ammonium lactate topical

Pronunciation: a MOE nee um LAK tate

Brand: Amlactin, AmLactin Foot Cream Therapy, Amlactin XL, Kerasal AL, Lac-Hydrin, Lac-Hydrin 5, Laclotion

What is the most important information I should know about ammonium lactate?

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Do not apply ammonium lactate to your face unless your doctor has told you to.

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Avoid getting this medication in your mouth or eyes. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water. Do not apply ammonium lactate topical after shaving or use it on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, irritated, or broken skin.

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Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds). Ammonium lactate can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may result. Use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 15) and wear protective clothing if you must be out in the sun.

Call your doctor if your skin condition does not improve or if it gets worse even with ammonium lactate treatment.

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Stop using the medication and call your doctor if you have severe burning, stinging, redness, or peeling of the skin treated with ammonium lactate.

What is ammonium lactate?

Ammonium lactate is a combination of lactic acid and ammonium hydroxide. Ammonium lactate is a moisturizer.

Ammonium lactate is used to treat dry, scaly, itchy skin.

Ammonium lactate may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using ammonium lactate topical?

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You should not use this medication if you are allergic to ammonium lactate.

Ammonium lactate may be more likely to cause skin irritation in people who have fair or sensitive skin.

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FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

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It is not known whether ammonium lactate passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

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Ammonium lactate should not be used on a child without the advice of a doctor.

How should I apply ammonium lactate?

Use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

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Shake the lotion form of this medication well just before using it.

Ammonium lactate is usually applied twice a day. Follow your doctor's instructions.

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Wash your hands before and after applying this medication, unless you are using it to treat a hand condition.

Multum donot

Do not apply ammonium lactate to your face unless your doctor has told you to.

Call your doctor if your skin condition does not improve or if it gets worse even with ammonium lactate treatment.

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Store ammonium lactate at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of ammonium lactate is unlikely to occur.

What should I avoid while using ammonium lactate?

Multum external

Avoid getting this medication in your mouth or eyes. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water. Do not apply ammonium lactate topical after shaving or use it on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, irritated, or broken skin.

Multum nosun

Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds). Ammonium lactate can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may result. Use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 15) and wear protective clothing if you must be out in the sun.

What are the possible side effects of ammonium lactate?

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Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

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Stop using the medication and call your doctor if you have severe burning, stinging, redness, or peeling of the skin treated with ammonium lactate.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild skin peeling or dryness;
  • mild skin redness or irritation;
  • bruising or other discoloration; or
  • darkening of the treated skin.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect ammonium lactate?

It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied ammonium lactate. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about ammonium lactate topical.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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Last modified on: 2 April 2014


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