ammonium lactate (OTC)

Brand and Other Names:AmLactin, Lac Hydrin, more...proxymetacaine
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Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

Dosage Forms & Strengths

cream

  • 12%

lotion

  • 0.5%
  • 10%
  • 12%

Ichthyosis Vulgaris, Xerosis

Apply to affected areas & rub in thoroughly q12hr

Dosage Forms & Strengths

cream

  • 12%

lotion

  • 0.5%
  • 10%
  • 12%

Ichthyosis Vulgaris, Xerosis

<12 years: Safety & efficacy not established

>12 years: Apply to affected areas & rub in thoroughly q12hr

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Adverse Effects

>10%

Erythema (20%)

Irritation (15%)

Transient burning/stinging (33%)

Peeling (16%)

1-10%

Dry skin (2%)

Itching (5%)

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity

Cautions

For external use only

Discontinue use if hypersensitivity symptoms occur

Stinging or burning may occur when applied to skin with fissures, erosions or that is otherwise abraded (eg, after shaving legs)

Use caution when applied to face; may cause irritation

Medication is to not be used for any disorder other than for which it was prescribed

If condition worsens with treatment, discontinue therapy promptly

Minimize/avoid use in parts of body that are exposed to natural/artificial sunlight; if sun exposure unavoidable, wear clothing that will protect skin

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: B

Lactation: Use caution

Pregnancy Categories

A: Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B: May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C: Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D: Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X: Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA: Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

Alphahydroxy acids & their salts are felt to act as humectants when applied on skin

Absorption (6%)

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Patient Handout

Patient Education
ammonium lactate-emu oil topical

NO MONOGRAPH AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

USES: Consult your pharmacist.

HOW TO USE: Consult your pharmacist.

SIDE EFFECTS: Consult your pharmacist.In the US -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.

PRECAUTIONS: Consult your pharmacist.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Consult your pharmacist.Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

OVERDOSE: If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.

NOTES: No monograph available at this time.

MISSED DOSE: Consult your pharmacist.

STORAGE: Consult your pharmacist.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Information last revised July 2016. Copyright(c) 2021 First Databank, Inc.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

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