Lac-Hydrin Cream Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Lac-Hydrin (ammonium lactate) Cream is used to treat dry, scaly, itchy skin. It is a moisturizer. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include stinging, burning, and redness.
Apply a dose of Lac-Hydrin Cream to the affected areas and rub in thoroughly. Use twice daily or as directed by a physician. It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied Lac-Hydrin Cream. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Lac-Hydrin Cream should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Our Lac-Hydrin (ammonium lactate) Cream Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Lac-Hydrin Cream in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using the medication and call your doctor if you have severe burning, stinging, redness, or peeling of the skin treated with ammonium lactate.
Less serious side effects may include:
- mild skin peeling or dryness;
- mild skin redness or irritation;
- bruising or other discoloration; or
- darkening of the treated skin.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Lac-Hydrin Cream Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: darkening/lightening of the skin, small red dots on the skin.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or 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.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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What is Prescribing information?
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Lac-Hydrin Cream FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
In controlled clinical trials of patients with ichthyosis vulgaris, the most frequent adverse reactions in patients treated with Lac-Hydrin Cream (ammonium lactate cream) were rash (including erythema and irritation) and burning/stinging.Each was reported in approximately 10-15% of patients.In addition, itching was reported in approximately 5% of patients.
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