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Lac-hydrin

Generic Name: ammonium lactate topical (a MOE nee um LAK tate)
Brand Name: Amlactin, Geri-Hydrolac, Kerasal AL, Lac-Hydrin, Laclotion
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Drug Information:
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 purposes not listed in this medication guide. Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare prOviders about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use. You should not use this medication if you are allergic to ammonium lactate, glycerin, Mineral Oil, propylene glycol, or parabens. Learn more

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Lac-hydrin Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about ammonium lactate topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Lac-Hydrin.

For the Consumer

Applies to ammonium lactate topical: external cream, external lotion

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Very bad irritation where this drug is used.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Irritation where this drug is used.
  • Burning.
  • Stinging.
  • Itching.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to ammonium lactate topical: compounding solution, topical cream, topical lotion

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have been reported in patients with xerosis including transient stinging (1 in 30 patients), burning (1 in 30 patients), erythema (1 in 50 patients) and peeling (1 in 60 patients). Irritation, eczema, petechiae, dryness, and hyperpigmentation have been reported less frequently.

Due to the more severe initial skin conditions associated with ichthyosis, there was a higher incidence of transient stinging, burning and erythema (each occurring in 1 in 10 patients).

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Lac-hydrin (www.drugs.com/mtm/lac-hydrin.html).