Lac-Hydrin Cream (Ammonium Lactate)

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Lac-Hydrin Cream (ammonium lactate) Dosage and Side Effects

LAC-HYDRIN Cream is used to treat dry, scaly, itchy skin.

Proper Use of this medication

LAC HYDRIN is usually applied twice a day. Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. 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 LAC HYDRIN to your face unless your doctor has told you to.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse while using LAC HYDRIN topical.

Store 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 is unlikely to occur with the use of LAC HYDRIN topical.

Side Effects

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 LAC HYDRIN 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.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. 

Warnings and Precautions

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.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using Lac Hydrin (ammonium lactate topical)?

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.

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.

Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice.

Interactions with this medication

It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied LAC HYDRIN. 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.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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