Lac-Hydrin Cream and Lotion –
Topical Treatment with Lac-Hydrin
Lac-Hydrin Cream and Lotion are both made from Ammonium Lactate. It is a topical
treatment for dry, itchy, scaly skin conditions. Lac-Hydrin Cream and Lotion is
often prescribed for conditions like xerosis, vulgaris or ichthyosis.
Ammonium Lactate should be applied directly to the skin in the affected area. Lac-Hydrin
Cream and Lotion treats the dry, itchy and scaly conditions by supplementing the
natural moisture in the skin. The combination of the lactic acid and the ammonium
hydroxide in Lac-Hydrin Cream and Lotion provide the moisturizer to treat these
It is important to keep Lac-Hydrin Cream and Lotion out of the eyes and mouth. If
it does get in the eyes or mouth, rinse the affected area with water immediately.
Unless directed by a physician, this topical treatment should not be used on the
face to help avoid these areas. Lac-Hydrin Cream and Lotion should be applied to
the affected area in thin layers. Always use as prescribed, but it will typically
be applied twice a day. Be sure to wash hands before and after application, unless
it is intended to treat a condition affecting the hands. Do not apply the medicine
to freshly shaven, broken, sun or wind burned skin as it may cause further irritation.
Side effects from this drug may include redness and irritation, skin darkening,
or mild peeling. If any serious allergic reactions or severe burning or stinging
are experienced, consult a physician immediately. This topical treatment may make
skin more sun sensitive, so appropriate precautions should be taken. A prescription
from a licensed physician may be required to obtain this medication from a Canadian pharmacy.