Lactic Acid and Ammonium Hydroxide Lotion
Generic Name: Lactic Acid and Ammonium Hydroxide Lotion (LAK tik AS id & a MOE nee um hye DROKS ide)
Brand Name: AmLactin, Geri-Hydrolac 12, Geri-Hydrolac 5, Lac-Hydrin, Lac-Hydrin Five, ...show all 8 brand names.Lac-Hydrin Twelve, LAClotion, Lacticare
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 27, 2020.
Uses of Lactic Acid and Ammonium Hydroxide Lotion:
- It is used to treat dry, scaly skin.
- It is used to treat itching caused by dry skin.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Lactic Acid and Ammonium Hydroxide Lotion?
- If you have an allergy to lactic acid, ammonium hydroxide, or any other part of lactic acid and ammonium hydroxide lotion.
- If you are allergic to lactic acid and ammonium hydroxide lotion; any part of lactic acid and ammonium hydroxide lotion; or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take lactic acid and ammonium hydroxide lotion with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Lactic Acid and Ammonium Hydroxide Lotion?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take lactic acid and ammonium hydroxide lotion. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- You may get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen and wear clothing and eyewear that protects you from the sun.
- Burning or stinging may happen if lactic acid and ammonium hydroxide lotion is used after shaving or on sensitive, irritated, or broken skin.
- If you use lactic acid and ammonium hydroxide lotion on your face, you may be more likely to have skin irritation.
- If you use lactic acid and ammonium hydroxide lotion too often, your skin problem may become worse.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using lactic acid and ammonium hydroxide lotion while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
How is this medicine (Lactic Acid and Ammonium Hydroxide Lotion) best taken?
Use lactic acid and ammonium hydroxide lotion as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Do not take lactic acid and ammonium hydroxide lotion by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
- Wash your hands before and after use. Do not wash your hands after use if putting this on your hand.
- Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
- Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently.
- Do not put on open wounds, cuts, or irritated skin.
- Shake well before use.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Put on a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not put on 2 doses or extra doses.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Very bad irritation where lactic acid and ammonium hydroxide lotion is used.
What are some other side effects of Lactic Acid and Ammonium Hydroxide Lotion?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Irritation where lactic acid and ammonium hydroxide lotion is used.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Lactic Acid and Ammonium Hydroxide Lotion?
- Store at room temperature.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about lactic acid and ammonium hydroxide lotion, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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