Lac-Hydrin

Lac-Hydrin®
(ammonium lactate) Lotion, 12%

For Dermatologic use only. Not for Ophthalmic, Oral or Intravaginal use.

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Lac-Hydrin specially formulates 12% lactic acid, neutralized with ammonium hydroxide, as ammonium lactate to provide a lotion pH of 4.5-5.5. Lac-Hydrin (ammonium lactate) Lotion, 12% also contains cetyl alcohol, fragrance, glycerin, glyceryl stearate, laureth-4, light mineral oil, magnesium aluminum silicate, methylcellulose, methyl- and propylparabens, PEG-100 stearate, polyoxyl 40 stearate, propylene glycol and water. Lactic acid is a racemic mixture of 2-hydroxypropanoic acid and has the following structural formula:

Lac-Hydrin®  (ammonium lactate) Structural Formula Illustration

What are the possible side effects of ammonium lactate?

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...

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What are the precautions when taking lactic acid (Lac-Hydrin)?

Before using ammonium lactate, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: wounds or sores on the skin.

This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 12/17/2007
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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