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Lactic acid with vitamin e

Generic Name: lactic acid with vitamin e (LACK-tick AS-id/VYE-tah-min)
Brand Name: Generic only. No brands available.

Lactic acid with vitamin e is used for:

Treating itching and irritation due to mild to severe forms of dry, scaly skin.

Lactic acid with vitamin e is a humectant. Exactly how it works is unknown but it increases the amount of water in the skin, making it softer and more pliable. Vitamin E helps control dry or chapped skin.

Do NOT use lactic acid with vitamin e if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in lactic acid with vitamin e

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

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Before using lactic acid with vitamin e:

Some medical conditions may interact with lactic acid with vitamin e. 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

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with lactic acid with vitamin e. Because little, if any, of lactic acid with vitamin e is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if lactic acid with vitamin e 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 lactic acid with vitamin e:

Use lactic acid with vitamin e as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Apply lactic acid with vitamin e to the affected area and rub in thoroughly as directed by your health care provider.
  • Wash your hands immediately after using lactic acid with vitamin e, unless your hands are part of the treated area.
  • If you miss a dose of lactic acid with vitamin e, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use lactic acid with vitamin e.

Important safety information:

  • Lactic acid with vitamin e may cause stinging or burning when applied to cracked or scraped skin (eg, after shaving).
  • Lactic acid with vitamin e is for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, lips, or mucous membranes.
  • Overuse of topical products may worsen your condition.
  • Lactic acid with vitamin e may cause increased sensitivity to the sun. Avoid exposure to the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to lactic acid with vitamin e. Use a sunscreen or protective clothing if you must be outside for a prolonged period.
  • Use lactic acid with vitamin e with extreme caution in CHILDREN. Safety and effectiveness have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using lactic acid with vitamin e during pregnancy. It is unknown if lactic acid with vitamin e is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using lactic acid with vitamin e, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of lactic acid with vitamin e:

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:

Burning; dry skin; flushing; irritation; itching; stinging.

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

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

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. Lactic acid with vitamin e may be harmful if swallowed.

Proper storage of lactic acid with vitamin e:

Store lactic acid with vitamin e 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 lactic acid with vitamin e out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about lactic acid with vitamin e, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Lactic acid with vitamin e 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.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take lactic acid with vitamin e 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 lactic acid with vitamin e. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to lactic acid with vitamin e. 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 lactic acid with vitamin e.

Issue Date: July 2, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.001
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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