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Kerasal AL

Generic Name: Ammonium lactate topical [a-MOE-nee-um-LAK-tate].
The Brand Names: Amlactin, AmLactin Cerapeutic, AmLactin Foot Cream Therapy, Amlactin Ultra, Geri-Hydrolac, etc.
The Class of Drug: Topical emollients.

What is Ammonium Lactate?

Ammonium lactate is a mixture of ammonium hydroxide and lactic acid. Ammonium lactate acts as a moisturizer. Ammonium lactate is a treatment to treat dry and scaly, sensitive skin. Ammonium lactate can also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline for medication.

 Side effects of Ammonium Lactate

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you experience any of the following symptoms, they are warning signs of an allergic reaction: symptoms of hives: difficulty breathing and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue. Kerasal AL may cause serious side effects. Stop taking Kerasal AL immediately and consult your doctor immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Extreme redness or stinging wherever the medication was applied.

Common adverse side effects of Kerasal AL can include:

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

This is not a comprehensive list of all the side effect. Others could happen. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow the directions on the medicine label and on the label of your package. Be sure to inform your healthcare professionals about your medical issues, allergies, and any medications you take.

Before you take this drug

This medicine is for you if you're allergic to ammonium lactate, glycerin, mineral oil, propylene glycol, or parabens. Ammonium lactate could be most likely to trigger irritation on the skin in those who have fair or sensitive skin. FDA pregnancy category C. It isn't known how Kerasal AL can affect a newborn baby. Consult your physician if you are expecting or planning to get pregnant while taking the medication.It's not clear if ammonium lactate is absorbed by topical application into breast milk or if it can harm nursing babies. Consult your physician if you are breastfeeding a child. Avoid giving Kerasal AL to a child without consulting a doctor.

How to take Ammonium Lactate?

Ammonium lactate is typically applied two times a day. Apply exactly as instructed on the label or as recommended by your physician. Avoid using in larger quantities, in smaller quantities, or for a longer period than is recommended. Shake the lotion version of this medicine thoroughly before you use it. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after using this medication, unless you are applying it to treat a hand problem. Don't apply ammonium lactate to your face unless your physician has instructed you to. Contact your physician if your symptoms don't improve or if they become worse after using Kerasal AL. Keep at room temperature and away from heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the dose you missed as soon as you can remember. If it's getting close to your next dose, you should wait until the time is right to take the medication and then skip the dose you missed. Do not take extra medication to replace the dose you missed.

What happens if I overdose?

It is highly unlikely that an overdose will occur due to the use of Kerasal AL.

What should be avoided?

Do not take it by mouth. Kerasal AL is to be used solely on your skin. Avoid using Kerasal AL on open wounds or sunburned, windburned, or chapped skin. If this medication is absorbed into your nose, eyes, mouth, rectum, or vagina, wash with water.

Interaction with other drugs

It's unlikely that other medications you take in the form of injections or orally will affect ammonium lactate applied topically. However, many medications can interfere with one another. Be sure to inform your health professionals about the medicines you take, which include prescription and non-prescription drugs, vitamins, and herbs.