Ammonium Lactate is a generic medication prescribed and used as treatment for patients with conditions that lead to skin dryness and scaling. Ammonium Lactate belongs to a class of drugs known as topical emollient medications. Ammonium Lactate is a moisturizer that treats dry, scaly skin and helps the patient regain soft and smooth skin texture.
Ammonium Lactate contains ammonium hydroxide and lactic acid. It is used to treat dry, scaly skin conditions like xerosis or Ichthyosis Vulgaris. Ammonium Lactate also helps to prevent itching associated with these conditions. It works by improving the skin moisture.
Before using Ammonium Lactate, clean your hands then shake the bottle very well before using. Apply this medication to the affected areas of the skin two times a day or as recommended by your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to glycerin, mineral oil, propylene glycol, parabens or ammonium lactate. Ammonium Lactate can cause skin irritation to those who have sensitive skin.
The possible side effects of Ammonium Lactate can include severe redness, skin irritation or mild dryness, and discolouration of treated skin among others. Seek quick medical attention if you experience any of these signs of an allergic reaction: breathing difficulties, hives, swelling of the lips, tongue, throat, or face.