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AmLactin Cerapeutic

Generic name: AmLactin Cerapeutic topical [a-MOE-nee-um-LAK-tate]
Names of brands: Amlactin, AmLactin Cerapeutic, AmLactin Foot Cream Therapy, Amlactin Ultra, Geri-Hydrolac,… show the 9 brands
The class of drug: topical emollients

What is AmLactin Cerapeutic?

Ammonium lactate is a mixture of ammonium hydroxide and lactic acid. Ammonium lactate can be used as a moisturiser.Ammonium lactate can be used to treat dry skin, scaly skin, and itchy skin.Ammonium lactate is also employed for other purposes that are not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of AmLactin Cerapeutic

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you experience any of the following symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, symptoms of hives: difficulty breathing and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

AmLactin Cerapeutic may cause serious side effects. Stop taking AmLactin Cerapeutic and consult your doctor immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Intense redness or stinging at the site where the medication was applied.

Common adverse effects of amlactin cerapeutic could include:

  • Minor dryness or skin irritation following application minor skin irritation or dryness after use
  • The discoloration or bruising that occurs on the treated skin

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other effects may also be present. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow the directions on the label of your medication and on the label of your package. Inform your health care providers about your medical issues, allergies, and any medications you take.

Similar or related drugs

Hydroxyzine, topical hydrocortisone, Benadryl, diphenhydramine, lidocaine topical, topical urea, and ammonium lactate topical

Prior to use this drug

It is not recommended to use this medication if you have an allergy to ammonium lactate, glycerin, mineral oil, propylene glycol, or parabens.Ammonium lactate is the most likely cause of irritation on the skin for those with sensitive or fair skin.FDA classification for pregnancy C It is not clear what the risk is to AmLactin Cerapeutic, which can affect a newborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are expecting or planning on becoming pregnant while taking the medication.It's not clear if ammonium lactate is absorbed by topical application into breast milk or whether it can harm the nursing infant. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding a child.Don't give AmLactin Cerapeutic to a child without medical guidance.

How to take AmLactin Cerapeutic?

Ammonium lactate is typically used twice a day. Apply exactly as instructed on the label or as recommended by your physician. Avoid using larger than smaller quantities or for longer periods than suggested.Shake the lotion type of this medication thoroughly before you use it.Cleanse your hands prior to and after applying the medication, unless you are applying it to treat an issue with your hands.Don't apply ammonium lactate to your face unless you are advised to do so by your physician.Contact your physician if your symptoms don't improve or if symptoms get worse when you use AmLactin Cerapeutic.Place it in a cool, dry place far from heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Take the dose you missed as soon as you can remember. If it's getting close to time to take the next dosage, you should wait until then to apply the medication and then skip the dose you missed. Don't use any extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

A dose overdose is not likely to occur due to the use of AmLactin Cerapeutic.

What should be avoided?

Do not consume by mouth. AmLactin Cerapeutic is intended for use exclusively on the skin. Avoid using AmLactin Cerapeutic on open wounds or dry, sunburned, chapped, or inflamed skin. If this medication is absorbed into your nose, eyes, mouth, rectum, or vagina, wash with water.

Interaction with other drugs

It is unlikely that other drugs you consume in the form of injections or orally can affect the ammonium lactate that you apply topically. But there are many drugs that interact with each other. Be sure to inform your health care professionals about any medications you take, including prescription and non-prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal remedies.