Ammonium lactate is a skin cream that treats dry skin and other skin conditions. You can apply this cream on your affected skin as directed. Make sure you wash your hands before and after using this medication.
AMMONIUM LACTATE (uh MOH nee uh m LAK teyt) is used on the skin to treat dry skin and other skin conditions.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Amlactin, Amlactin Foot Cream Therapy, Amlactin Ultra, LAC-cream, Lac-Hydrin
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
•frequent exposure to sunlight
•an unusual or allergic reaction to ammonium lactate, propylene glycol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
•pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This medicine is for external use only. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash your hands before and after use. Make sure the skin is clean and dry. Apply just enough cream to cover the affected area. Rub in gently but completely. Avoid contact with broken skin such as skin cuts or abrasions. If accidental contact occurs, large amounts of water should be used to wash the affected area. Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. Do not to use more medicine than prescribed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other skin products without asking your doctor or health care professional.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your skin condition gets worse or does not get better within 4 weeks.
Avoid using this medicine on areas of skin that may be exposed to natural or artificial sunlight, including the face. If you can not avoid sun exposure, wear clothing to protect the skin.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
•allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
•severe dry skin, peeling
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
•dry or irritated skin
•increased sensitivity to the sun
•mild reddening or peeling of the skin
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Do not freeze. Throw away any unused medication after the expiration date.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
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