No interactions found.
What we now about Lac-Hydrin
Brand Name(s): LAClotion, Lac-Hydrin
Generic Name Ammonium Lactate Topical
What is ammonium lactate cream or lotion?
AMMONIUM LACTATE (Lac-Hydrin® 12%, Lac-Hydrin® Five) cream or lotion is applied to the skin to treat dry skin and other skin conditions. Lac-Hydrin® 12% cream and lotion require a prescription. Lac-Hydrin® Five is a lower strength lotion which is available without a prescription. Generic ammonium lactate cream and lotion are available.
What should my health care professional know before I use ammonium lactate cream or lotion?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
How should I use this medicine?
Ammonium lactate cream or lotion is for external use only. Avoid contact with eyes, lips or inside the mouth. Shake the lotion well before applying to the skin. For Lac-Hydrin® 12% cream or lotion, follow the directions on the prescription label. The non-prescription product, Lac-Hydrin® Five, is usually applied twice daily or as directed by your health care professional. Make sure the skin is clean and dry. Apply just enough cream or lotion to cover the affected area. Rub in gently but completely. Wash your hands after applying the cream or lotion.
Avoid using ammonium lactate on areas of skin that may be exposed to natural or artificial sunlight, including the face. If sun exposure is unavoidable, wear clothing to protect the skin.
Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, apply 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.
What drug(s) may interact with ammonium lactate cream or lotion?
Ammonium lactate is not known to interact with other medicines. However, if you are using other medications that are applied to the skin, apply them at different times of the day.
Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, skin products, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
What side effects may I notice from using ammonium lactate cream or lotion?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor if they continue or are bothersome):
What should I watch for while taking ammonium lactate cream or lotion?
Contact your prescriber or health care professional if your skin condition gets worse or does not improve in the first 4 weeks or if the medication causes too much redness, dryness, itching, stinging, burning, or peeling of skin.
Do not get ammonium lactate in the eyes, inside the nose or mouth, on broken skin such as skin cuts or abrasions, or any other sensitive areas of skin. If accidental contact occurs, large amounts of water should be used to wash the affected area. If the eyes are involved and eye irritation persists after thoroughly washing, contact your prescriber or health care professional.
Avoid direct exposure of sunlight to treated skin areas, which can increase the sensitivity of the skin.
Where can I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store the cream or lotion at room temperature between 15 and 30 °C (59 and 86 °F); do not freeze. Throw away any unused cream or lotion after the expiration date on the label.
(Note: The above information is not intended to replace the advice of your physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. It is not meant to indicate that the use of the product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you.)