Chemical Name: AMMONIUM LACTATE (a-MOE-nee-um LACK-tate)
Ammonium Lactate is an emollient used to treat dry, scaly skin and to relieve the itching that occurs with this condition.
INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking Ammonium Lactate .
Follow the directions for using Ammonium Lactate provided by your doctor. Wash and completely dry the affected area. Gently and thoroughly rub Ammonium Lactate in until it is evenly distributed. Wash your hands immediately after using Ammonium Lactate , unless your hands are part of the treated area. STORE Ammonium Lactate at room temperature from 59 to 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF Ammonium Lactate , use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
DO NOT USE Ammonium Lactate if you have had an allergic reaction to it or are allergic to any ingredient in Ammonium Lactate . Do not get Ammonium Lactate in your eyes or on the inside of your nose and mouth. Use caution if applying Ammonium Lactate to your face, since your face may be more likely to be irritated by Ammonium Lactate . Ammonium Lactate MAY CAUSE increased sensitivity to the sun. Avoid exposure to the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Ammonium Lactate . Use a sunscreen or protective clothing if you must be outside for a prolonged period. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Ammonium Lactate during pregnancy. IT IS UNKNOWN IF Ammonium Lactate IS EXCRETED in breast milk. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using Ammonium Lactate , check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
Possible side effects
SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include mild redness, stinging, peeling, itching, rash, or burning when Ammonium Lactate is applied, especially to broken or irritated skin. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
If you take too much
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Ammonium Lactate may be harmful if swallowed.
If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor. DO NOT SHARE Ammonium Lactate with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE Ammonium Lactate for other health conditions. KEEP Ammonium Lactate out of the reach of children. IF USING Ammonium Lactate FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out.