Amlactin

(ammonium lactate)

Skip to: what to expect sectionSkip to: side effects sectionSkip to: risks and warnings sectionSkip to: common concerns from users and pharmacists

Treats itchiness due to dry skin.

Skip Upsides & Downsides section. Skip to side effects section.

Our bottom line

Relieves dry, scaly skin and is available over-the-counter.

Quick facts about Amlactin
  • Drug class: Dermatologic
  • Rx status: Prescription or OTC
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (ammonium lactate)
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 1 400g-of-12%25 bottle-of-lotions
Determining your location...
$22.17

Upsides

  • Available over-the-counter and as a generic.
  • Unlike other products that relieve dry skin, Amlactin (ammonium lactate) mildly exfoliates to help treat scaling.
  • Most people that use Amlactin (ammonium lactate) have very few side effects and tolerate it well.

Get the newsletter!

Sign up and get Pill Talk, the latest in health & medicine news from Iodine

Get our free fact sheet

What to expect from Amlactin, on one page

Download Fact Sheet
Tried Amlactin? Write a review!

Downsides

  • May not work for everyone. With dry skin, you may have to try different products before finding one that works for you.
  • Amlactin (ammonium lactate) can have a strong smell that some people might not like.
  • If you are sensitive to the sun or if you're on medications that make your skin more prone to sunburn, Amlactin (ammonium lactate) may not be a good option.

Get the newsletter!

Sign up and get Pill Talk, the latest in health & medicine news from Iodine

Get our free fact sheet

What to expect from Amlactin, on one page

Download Fact Sheet
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 1 400g-of-12%25 bottle-of-lotions
Determining your location...
$22.17
How it works

Amlactin (ammonium lactate) helps the skin keep its natural moisture and draws moisture from the environment to the skin to help relieve dryness.

Quick facts about Amlactin
  • Drug class: Dermatologic
  • Rx status: Prescription or OTC
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (ammonium lactate)

Used for

  • Dry skin

Dosage forms

  • Cream, gel, or ointment
Tried Amlactin? Write a review!

What to expect when you take Amlactin (ammonium lactate) for Dry skin

Skip what to expect section. Skip to side effects section.
Skip side effects section. Skip to risks and warnings section.

Side effect rates for Amlactin (ammonium lactate)

Risks and Warnings for Amlactin (ammonium lactate)

Skip risks section. Skip to common concerns section.
  • Amlactin (ammonium lactate) may cause initial burning or stinging that should go away. Don't use it on sensitive, irritated, or broken skin. Talk to your doctor if the irritation does not go away.