Ammonium lactate is a moisturizing medication. Compounding pharmacists can provide this medication to address various skin conditions such as flaky, scaly, or dry skin along with the itching that results from these issues.
The main components of ammonium lactate are ammonium hydroxide and lactic acid. Since its discovery, pharmacists and physicians recommend this medication as necessary due to its strong potential to alleviate or improve skin problems. Ammonium lactate is a custom medication that may be helpful in anti-aging regimens.
Patients should consult their physicians to learn about their options. American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by the accomplished Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides compounding medications to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.
Precautions in using Ammonium Lactate
Prior to using this drug:
- Individuals allergic to mineral oil, ammonium lactate, propylene glycol, glycerin, or parabens should not use this medication.
- This medication can potentially cause skin irritation in individuals with sensitive or fair skin.
- It is not certain whether the topical use of ammonium lactate can potentially harm an unborn child. Patients should inform the physician if they are pregnant or intend to become pregnant while using ammonium lactate.
- It is not clear if the topical application of this medication can pass into the bloodstream causing harm to a nursing infant. Patients should let their doctor know if they are breastfeeding.
- This medication is not recommended for children without medical advice.
Applying Ammonium Lactate
The application of ammonium lactate is usually prescribed for two times a day. Patients should use this medication precisely as detailed on the label, or prescribed by the physician. They should not use more or fewer amounts, or for a longer duration than the physician or pharmacist specifies.
If this medication is in lotion form, patients should shake it well before use. Patients should not apply ammonium lactate on the face unless the physician prescribes it. The medication should be stored in a dry, cool place.
Missing a Dose
If a patient misses a dose, they should apply the missed dose as soon as they remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, they can skip the missed dose and apply the routine dose as usual. Patients should not use extra medicine to compensate for the missed dose.
It is unlikely that the topical use of ammonium lactate can cause overdosing.
Things to Avoid
Patients should not intake ammonium lactate. It is only meant for topical use on the skin. Furthermore, patients should not use this medication on dry, windburned, chapped, sunburned skin or open wounds. If ammonium lactate gets in the nose, rectum, eyes, vagina, or mouth, rinse thoroughly with water.
Ammonium Lactate Side-Effects
Patients must seek emergency medical assistance if they experience any symptoms of an allergic reaction such as problems in breathing; hives; inflammation of the lips, face, throat, or tongue.
Some common side-effects of this medication are:
- Mild skin irritation or dryness after use
- Discoloration or bruising of the treated skin
Cordial AIP receives patients from Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide for compounded medications.
American Integrative Pharmacy is located in Lomita, CA serving residents in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Torrance and surrounding areas. Online prescription sales are available across the US.