Lac-Hydrin Lotion(Ammonium Lactate)
Lac-Hydrin Lotion Overview
Lac-Hydrin Lotion is used to treat dry, scaly skin conditions (such as xerosis, ichthyosis vulgaris) and can also help relieve itching from these conditions. Lac-Hydrin Lotion works by increasing the moisture in the skin.
How to Use Lac-Hydrin Lotion
If you are using the lotion, shake the bottle well before using. Apply a thin layer of Lac-Hydrin Lotion to the affected areas of the skin, usually twice daily or as directed by your doctor. Rub the medication thoroughly into the skin. Be careful to avoid your eyes, lips, inside your mouth/nose, the vaginal area, and any areas of broken skin. Stinging or burning may occur when Lac-Hydrin Lotion is applied on the face, on chapped skin, or on a recently shaved area of the skin. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Inform your doctor if your skin condition does not improve or worsens.
Lac-Hydrin Lotion Precautions
Before using ammonium lactate, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Lac-Hydrin Lotion may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Lac-Hydrin Lotion, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,wounds or sores on the skin. Lac-Hydrin Lotion may make you more sensitive to the sun. Limit your time in the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Tell your doctor right away if you get sunburned or have skin blisters/redness. During pregnancy, Lac-Hydrin Lotion should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if Lac-Hydrin Lotion passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Lac-Hydrin Lotion Misdose
If you miss a dose of Lac-Hydrin Lotion, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Lac-Hydrin Lotion Interactions
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
Lac-Hydrin Lotion Side Effects
Stinging, burning, and redness may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. If your doctor has directed you to use Lac-Hydrin Lotion, remember that your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Lac-Hydrin Lotion do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects,darkening/lightening of the skin, small red dots on the skin. A very serious allergic reaction to Lac-Hydrin Lotion is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction,rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Lac-Hydrin Lotion Storage
Store at room temperature. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Lac-Hydrin Lotion when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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