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AmLactin AP cream

Generic name: ammonium lactate/pramoxine [ ah-MOE-nee-uhm-LACK-tate/pra-MOX-een ]
Brand name: AmLactin AP

AmLactin AP cream is used for:

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

AmLactin AP cream is a combination moisturizer and local anesthetic. It works by moisturizing the skin and decreasing itching in the affected area.

Do NOT use AmLactin AP cream if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in AmLactin AP cream

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

Before using AmLactin AP cream:

Some medical conditions may interact with AmLactin AP 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 AmLactin AP cream. Because little, if any, of AmLactin AP cream is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

Ask your health care provider if AmLactin AP 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 AmLactin AP cream:

Use AmLactin AP cream as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • AmLactin AP cream is for use on the skin only.
  • If you miss a dose of AmLactin AP 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 AmLactin AP 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 AmLactin AP cream in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get AmLactin AP cream in your eyes, immediately flush them with cool tap water.
  • AmLactin AP cream may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to AmLactin AP 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 AmLactin AP cream while you are pregnant. It is not known if this medicine is found in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use AmLactin AP cream, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of AmLactin AP 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. AmLactin AP cream may be harmful if swallowed.

Proper storage of AmLactin AP cream:

Store AmLactin AP 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 AmLactin AP cream out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about AmLactin AP cream, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • AmLactin AP 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 AmLactin AP 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: June 3, 2015

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.