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 is usually applied twice a day. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Shake the lotion form of this medication well just before using it.
Wash your hands before and after applying this medication, unless you are using it to treat a hand condition.
Do not apply ammonium lactate to your face unless your doctor has told you to.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using ammonium lactate topical and call your doctor at once if you have:
severe redness or stinging where the medicine was applied.
Common side effects may include: mild dryness or skin irritation after use; or bruising of discoloration of treated skin.
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.
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to ammonium lactate, glycerin, mineral oil, propylene glycol, or parabens.
Ammonium lactate may be more likely to cause skin irritation in people who have fair or sensitive skin.
Do not take by mouth. Ammonium lactate topical is for use only on the skin. Do not use this medicine on open wounds or on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, or irritated skin. If this medication gets in your eyes, nose, mouth, rectum, or vagina, rinse with water.
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 each of your health care providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether ammonium lactate topical will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether ammonium lactate topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
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