Lac-Hydrin lotion is medical lotion consisting of ammonium lactate, a combination of lactic acid and ammonium hydroxide. The brand choice of this mediation is available in 12% bottles.
Lac-Hydrin lotion is used for the treatment of dry, scaly, and/or itchy skin (xerosis). Dry skin can be caused by weather (low humidity and temperature), heat (heat can reduce humidity which can cause dry skin), hot baths or showers, and harsh soaps or detergents but the main cause of dry skin in patients who use this cream suffer from medical conditions that cause dry skin. Medical conditions that cause dry skin include dermatitis (eczema) and psoriasis. Infections can also result in dry and cracked skin.
Lac-Hydrin lotion is effective in treating dry skin because the two drug combinations are able to work together to moisturize and revive dry skin.
Only use this lotion the way your doctor has directed you too. Using more lotion than recommended will not help to treat your dry skin faster. Avoid applying this lotion to the face unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Store at room temperature in a low risk area of moisture and heat.
Before using Lac-Hydrin lotion
Using Lac-Hydrin lotion
Do not use Lac-Hydrin Lotion (Ammonium Lactate)
If you are allergic to ammonium lactate, glycerin, mineral oil, propylene glycol, or parabens; there are other medications out there that are more safe for your use, do not use this lotion.
Do not give this medication to a child unless directed to by a doctor.
Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required
Tell your doctor about your medical history but more importantly tell your doctor if you’ve ever had wounds or sores on the skin.
Those who have sensitive skin may be more prone to side effects.
It is not known if this product will harm an unborn baby; consult your doctor before using this medication if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant.
It has not been established if this medication passes into breast milk or if it will harm a nursing infant; consult your doctor before breast feeding while using this product.
This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Limit your time in the sun while using this product. If you must be in the sun, try your best to apply and reapply sunscreen often while also wearing sun-protective clothing and a sun hat. Avoid using tanning beds while using this lotion.
Keep out of reach of children and pets.
Common side effects of Lac-Hydrin Lotion (Ammonium Lactate) may include:
mild dryness or skin irritation after use; or bruising of discoloration of treated skin.
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Lac-Hydrin Lotion (Ammonium Lactate) may include:
severe redness or stinging where the medicine was applied.
If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.
Contact your doctor if you notice signs of…
allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
How often is this lotion usually applied?
Lac-Hydrin lotion is most commonly applied twice throughout the day. Your doctor may recommend applying less or more often; follow only the directions given by your doctor.
What do I do if I suspect an overdose?
This medication is very unlikely to cause an overdose. If you believe you are overdosing or someone you know is overdosing, call emergency services.
What should I avoid while using this medication?
Avoid getting the lotion in open wounds or cuts, as well as getting the lotion on your face or on sunburned, windburned, chapped, or irritated skin. If this lotion comes into contact with these areas, rinse with water.
What age do you have to be to use this lotion?
The safety and effectiveness of this drug has not been tested in those between 0-2. Children older than 2 may use this lotion if directed to by a doctor.
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