Amlactin

(ammonium lactate)

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Treats itchiness due to dry skin.

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

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

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

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  • Possible side effects
  • Stinging
  • Burning
  • Redness
  • Peeling
  • Irritation
  • Eczema
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Risks and Warnings for Amlactin (ammonium lactate)

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  • 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.