Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Lac-Hydrin (ammonium lactate) Cream is a moisturizer used to treat dry, scaly, itchy skin. Lac-Hydrin Cream is available in generic form. Common side effects of Lac-Hydrin Cream include skin stinging, burning, redness, peeling, dryness, irritation, bruising or other discoloration, or darkening of treated skin.
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 breastfeeding.
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.
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 Cream (Ammonium Lactate Cream)
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.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Lac-Hydrin Cream (Ammonium Lactate Cream)
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