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Ammonium Lactate Topical lotion

What is this medicine?

AMMONIUM LACTATE (uh MOH nee uhm LAK teyt) is used on the skin to treat dry skin and other skin conditions.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for external use only. Shake well before applying to the skin. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Make sure the skin is clean and dry. Wash your hands before and after use. Apply just enough lotion to cover the affected area. Rub in gently but completely. o not get this medicine in in the eyes, nose, mouth or any other areas of sensitive skin. Avoid contact with broken skin such as skin cuts or abrasions. If accidental contact occurs, large amounts of water should be used to wash the affected area. If the eyes are involved and eye irritation does not go away after thoroughly washing, contact your doctor or health care professional. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. Do not to use more medicine than prescribed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • severe dry skin, peeling

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • dry or irritated skin

  • increased sensitivity to the sun

  • mild reddening or peeling of the skin

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other skin products without asking your doctor or health care professional.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Do not freeze. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • frequent exposure to sunlight

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine, propylene glycol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your skin condition gets worse or does not get better within 4 weeks.

Avoid using this medicine on areas of skin that may be exposed to natural or artificial sunlight, including the face. If you can not avoid sun exposure, wear clothing to protect the skin.