What Is Ammonium Lactate Cream Used For?

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Ammonium lactate cream is a combination of lactic acid and ammonium hydroxide. It is used as a moisturizer to treat pruritus (itching), ichthyosis (dry, scaly skin), and xerosis (a form of eczema).

Names

  • The generic name for ammonium lactate cream is "ammonium lactate topical". It is sold under the brand names Amlactin, Kerasal AL, Lac-Hydrin, and Laclotion.

Side Effects

  • Common side effects include mild skin peeling, dry skin, mild redness or irritation, and discoloration at the site of application. Major side effects include severe skin peeling, redness, irritation, severe burning or itching, and allergic reactions (difficulty breathing, hives, swelling of mouth, lips, throat, or tongue).

Considerations

  • Don't use this product on your face without a doctor's approval and do not use it directly after shaving or if you you have sunburn.

Warnings

  • Ammonium lactate may increase your skin's sensitivity to ultraviolet rays (sunlight, sunlamps, and tanning beds).

Disclaimer

  • This information is not intended to replace medical advice.

References

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