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Ammonium Lactate



Ammonium lactate is used as a moisturiser to treat dry, scaly and itchy skin.

How it works

Ammonium lactate belongs to the class of medications called as skin moisturiser. It works by hydrating outermost layer of the skin thereby moisturising skin for prolong period of time. 

Common side effects

Irritation, Skin discolouration, Skin peeling


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Expert advice

• Do not apply ammonium lactate on open wounds, injured or irritated skin and rinse well with water if it accidently gets into your eyes, nose, mouth, rectum or vagina. 
• Seek immediate medical attention if you experience difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat or severe redness or stinging at ammonium lactate applied site.
• Avoid direct sun exposure or use protective clothing as ammonium lactate increases sensitivity to sunlight. 
• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast feeding.
• Should not be given to patients allergic to ammonium lactate or any of its ingredients or glycerine, mineral oil, propylene glycol or parabens.

Frequently asked questions

Ammonium Lactate

Q. Is ammonium lactate lotion good for acne?
Yes ammonium lactate lotion is good for acne.
Q. Is ammonium lactate over the counter?
Yes, ammonium lactate containing lotion is available over the counter.
Q. Is ammonium lactate safe?
Yes, ammonium lactate lotion/cream is safe at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor. 

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)