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Generic name: Ammonium Lactate
Brand names: Lac-Hydrin

Why is Lac-Hydrin prescribed?

Lac-Hydrin is used in the treatment of dry, scaly skin, including the genetic condition called ichthyosis vulgaris. Available in cream and lotion form, the drug moisturizes the skin and breaks up the scales.

Most important fact about Lac-Hydrin

Keep areas treated with Lac-Hydrin out of the sun as much as possible. If you must go outdoors, protect treated areas with clothing.

How should you take Lac-Hydrin?

Shake the lotion well. Apply cream or lotion to the affected areas and rub in thoroughly.

--If you miss a dose...

Apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular schedule.

--Storage instructions...

Store at room temperature.

What side effects may occur?

Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe to continue using Lac-Hydrin.

  • More common side effects may include:
    Burning, dryness, eczema, irritation, itching, peeling, rash, skin discoloration, small spots on the skin, stinging

Why should Lac-Hydrin not be prescribed?

If Lac-Hydrin causes an allergic reaction, you will not be able to use it.

Special warnings about Lac-Hydrin

Use Lac-Hydrin only on the skin. Avoid contact with eyes, lips, or mucous membranes.

If the skin condition worsens, stop using Lac-Hydrin immediately and call your doctor.

Lac-Hydrin may cause stinging and burning when applied to raw or broken skin. Due to the possibility of irritation, use caution when you apply it to the face.

Possible food and drug interactions when taking Lac-Hydrin

No interactions are known.

Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

The effects of Lac-Hydrin during pregnancy have not been adequately studied. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. The drug should be used only if clearly needed.

Use Lac-Hydrin with caution when nursing a baby.

Recommended dosage

Doctors usually recommend rubbing the medication into the affected areas twice a day.

Overdosage

Lac-Hydrin is relatively non-toxic and an overdose is unlikely. Nevertheless, if you suspect a problem, don't hesitate to check with your doctor.

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