Lactinol-E

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

Lactinol-E is used for:

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

Lactinol-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 Lactinol-E if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Lactinol-E

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

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Before using Lactinol-E:

Some medical conditions may interact with Lactinol-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 Lactinol-E. Because little, if any, of Lactinol-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 Lactinol-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 Lactinol-E:

Use Lactinol-E as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Apply Lactinol-E to the affected area and rub in thoroughly as directed by your health care provider.
  • Wash your hands immediately after using Lactinol-E, unless your hands are part of the treated area.
  • If you miss a dose of Lactinol-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 Lactinol-E.

Important safety information:

  • Lactinol-E may cause stinging or burning when applied to cracked or scraped skin (eg, after shaving).
  • Lactinol-E is for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, lips, or mucous membranes.
  • Overuse of topical products may worsen your condition.
  • Lactinol-E may cause increased sensitivity to the sun. Avoid exposure to the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Lactinol-E. Use a sunscreen or protective clothing if you must be outside for a prolonged period.
  • Use Lactinol-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 Lactinol-E during pregnancy. It is unknown if Lactinol-E is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Lactinol-E, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Lactinol-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. Lactinol-E may be harmful if swallowed.

Proper storage of Lactinol-E:

Store Lactinol-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 Lactinol-E out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Lactinol-E, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Lactinol-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 Lactinol-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 Lactinol-E. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Lactinol-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 Lactinol-E.

Issue Date: April 2, 2014
Database Edition 14.2.1.001
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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