Lac-Hydrin Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Lac-Hydrin (lactic acid) is an emollient used to treat dry, scaly skin conditions (e.g., xerosis, ichthyosis vulgaris) and can also help relieve itching from these conditions. Lac-Hydrin is available in generic form. Common side effects of Lac-Hydrin include:
- skin peeling or dryness,
- skin stinging or burning,
- skin redness or irritation,
- bruising or other discoloration, or
- darkening of the treated skin.
Tell your doctor if you have unlikely but serious side effects of Lac-Hydrin including:
- small red dots on the skin, or
- severe burning, stinging, redness, or peeling of the treated skin.
Lac-Hydrin is applied to the affected areas and rubbed in thoroughly. The dose is to use twice daily or as directed by a physician. Lac-Hydrin may interact with other skin products. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you are taking. During pregnancy, Lac-Hydrin should be used only if prescribed. It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Lac-Hydrin (lactic acid) 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 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.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Lac-Hydrin (Lactic Acid)
What is Patient Information Overview?
A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.
Lac-Hydrin 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.
Read the entire patient information overview for Lac-Hydrin (Lactic Acid)
What is Prescribing information?
The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.
Lac-Hydrin FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
The most frequent adverse experiences in patients with xerosis are transient stinging (1 in 30 patients), burning (1 in 30 patients), erythema (1 in 50 patients) and peeling (1 in 60 patients). Other adverse reactions which occur less frequently are irritation, eczema, petechiae, dryness and hyperpigmentation.
Due to the more severe initial skin conditions associated with ichthyosis, there was a higher incidence of transient stinging, burning and erythema (each occurring in 1 in 10 patients).
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Lac-Hydrin (Lactic Acid)
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