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AmLactin Foot Cream Therapy

Generic name: ammonium lactate topical [ a-MOE-nee-um-LAK-tate ]
Brand names: Amlactin, AmLactin Cerapeutic, AmLactin Foot Cream Therapy, Amlactin Ultra, Geri-Hydrolac, … show all 9 brands
Drug class: Topical emollients

What is AmLactin Foot Cream Therapy?

Ammonium lactate is a mix of ammonium hydroxide and lactic acid. Ammonium lactate acts as a moisturiser.Ammonium lactate can be used to treat dry and scaly-sensitive skin.Ammonium lactate can also be used for reasons not mentioned in this guideline for medication.

Side effects of AmLactin Foot Cream Therapy

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

AmLactin treatment for foot ulcers could cause serious adverse side effects. Stop taking AmLactin Foot Cream Therapy and contact your doctor immediately. If you suffer from:

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

Common adverse consequences of amlactin foot cream therapy may include:

  • Minor dryness or irritation to the skin following the use minor skin irritation or dryness after use
  • Bleeding or discoloration of the treated skin.

This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Other effects may also be present. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow all the instructions on the label of your medication and on the label of your package. Be sure to inform your healthcare professionals about your medical issues, allergies, and the medicines you are taking.

Similar/related drugs

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

Prior to use this drug

This medication is used if you have an allergy to ammonium lactate, glycerin, mineral oil, propylene glycol, or parabens.Ammonium lactate is most likely to trigger irritation of the skin for those with sensitive or fair skin.FDA classification for pregnancy C It's not clear what the risk is that AmLactin Foot Cream Therapy can harm a newborn baby. Consult your physician if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while taking the medication.It isn't known if ammonium lactate is absorbed by topical application into breast milk or if it is harmful to the baby who is nursing. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding a child.Avoid giving AmLactin foot cream therapy to children without medical guidance.

How to take AmLactin Foot Cream Therapy?

Ammonium lactate can be used twice a day. Apply exactly as instructed on the label or as directed by your physician. Don't use in greater than smaller quantities or for a longer period than is recommended.Shake the lotion type of this medication thoroughly before applying it.Wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying the medication, unless treating an illness of the 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 they become worse when you use AmLactin Foot Cream Therapy.Place it in a cool, dry place far from heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Make sure to apply the missed dose as quickly as you can remember. If it's getting close to taking your next dose, wait until the time to take the medication and then skip the dose you missed. Do not take extra medication to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

It is highly unlikely that an overdose will be experienced with the use of AmLactin Foot Cream Therapy.

What should be avoided?

Do not take it by mouth. The AmLactin foot cream therapy is designed for application only to the skin. Don't apply AmLactin Foot Cream Therapy to open wounds, sunburned, chapped, windburned, or irritated skin. If this cream gets into your nose, eyes, mouth, rectum, or vagina, rinse it out with water.

Interaction with other drugs

It's unlikely that other drugs you consume in the form of injections or orally will affect ammonium lactate applied topically. However, many medications can interfere with each other. Inform your health professionals about the medicines you take, such as prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.