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Ammonium Lactate Lotion 12%

For dry, cracked skin.

Brand Name(s): Amlactin, Lac-Hydrin, Laclotion

Generic Name: Ammonium Lactate

Instructions

Instructions

DO NOT take this medicine by mouth.

Shake the bottle well before using the medicine.

Apply the medicine to the affected area.

Use medicine only on clean, intact, dry skin. Rub medication thoroughly into skin. Allow medicine to dry before it touches your clothing.

Do not cover the area after applying the medicine.

Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.

Do not apply other lotions, creams or gels to the same place you apply this medicine.

Avoid getting the medicine in the eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash the medicine off your fingers after applying it.

Gently rub the medicine into area until evenly spread.

Avoid prolonged or excessive sunlight exposure. Use sunscreen lotion with SPF 15 or higher.

Let the medicine dry completely before allowing anyone else to touch the area.

Use the medicine only on normal looking skin. Avoid areas of the skin that are red, have scrapes, or damaged.

Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth after handling the medicine.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all your medicines. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines.

You may stop using this medicine if you no longer have symptoms.

Cautions

Cautions

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Side Effects

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • burning or stinging
  • itching
  • skin irritation where medicine is applied
  • increased risk of sunburn

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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