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Lac-Hydrin

Last reviewed on RxList: 2/8/2017
Lac-Hydrin Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 12/29/2016

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.

Lac-Hydrin Consumer Information

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)

Lac-Hydrin Professional 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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© Lac-Hydrin Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Lac-Hydrin Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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