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Ammonium lactate/ pramoxine cream

Generic Name: ammonium lactate/pramoxine (ah-MOE-nee-uhm LACK-tate/pra-MOX-een)
Brand Name: AmLactin AP

Ammonium lactate/ pramoxine cream is used for:

Treating itching due to dry skin and other minor skin irritations.

Ammonium lactate/pramoxine cream is a combination moisturizer and local anesthetic. It works by moisturizing the skin and decreasing itching in the affected area.

Do NOT use ammonium lactate/ pramoxine cream if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in ammonium lactate/pramoxine cream

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using ammonium lactate/ pramoxine cream:

Some medical conditions may interact with ammonium lactate/pramoxine cream. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have any kind of skin infection, open cuts, or scrapes
  • if you have a parasitic, bacterial, fungal, or viral infection of the affected area

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with ammonium lactate/pramoxine cream. Because little, if any, of ammonium lactate/pramoxine cream is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

Ask your health care provider if ammonium lactate/pramoxine cream may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use ammonium lactate/ pramoxine cream:

Use ammonium lactate/pramoxine cream as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Ammonium lactate/pramoxine cream is for use on the skin only.
  • If you miss a dose of ammonium lactate/pramoxine cream and you are using it regularly, use it as soon as possible. If several hours have passed or if it is nearing time for the next dose, do not double the dose to catch up, unless advised by your health care provider. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use ammonium lactate/pramoxine cream.

Important safety information:

  • If your symptoms do not get better within 7 days or if they get worse, check with your doctor.
  • Avoid getting ammonium lactate/pramoxine cream in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get ammonium lactate/pramoxine cream in your eyes, immediately flush them with cool tap water.
  • Ammonium lactate/pramoxine cream may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to ammonium lactate/pramoxine cream. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using ammonium lactate/pramoxine cream while you are pregnant. It is not known if ammonium lactate/pramoxine cream is found in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use ammonium lactate/pramoxine cream, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of ammonium lactate/ pramoxine cream:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Dry skin; itching.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include increased thirst or urination; muscle weakness; unusual weight gain, especially in the face. Ammonium lactate/pramoxine cream may be harmful if swallowed.

Proper storage of ammonium lactate/pramoxine cream:

Store ammonium lactate/pramoxine cream at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep ammonium lactate/pramoxine cream out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about ammonium lactate/pramoxine cream, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Ammonium lactate/pramoxine cream is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about ammonium lactate/pramoxine cream. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: September 3, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.003
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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