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Ammonium Lactate

Ammonium lactate is a moisturizing medication that your compounding pharmacist can provide to treat various skin related issues such as dry skin, flaking or scaly skin, as well the itching that comes with many of these issues.

Designed from a mix of lactic acid and ammonium hydroxide, ammonium lactate has been a choice by physicians and pharmacists since the discovery of its potent potential in relieving or improving skin issues. Ammonium lactate is a custom drug that may be useful in an anti-aging regimen. Talk to your doctor about your options.

How to Use Ammonium Lactate

As a moisturizing medication it is best to apply ammonium lactate after first cleansing your skin, patting it dry, then applying small amounts to target areas and massaging gently into the skin. Use as directed by your physician, dermatologist, or compounding pharmacist.

Possible Side Effects

Any medication may potentially cause side effects, often distinct for every individual, and some may experience no side effects at all. When side effects are experienced common side effects tend to include: burning, redness, or a stinging sensation. If any of these continue/persist or seem to be worsening then it is important for you to contact your doctor or pharmacist right away to notify them.

Serious allergic reactions are not common but if you experience swelling, difficulty breathing, or severe dizziness then you should seek medical attention immediately as these could indicate a severe allergic reaction. If you notice other symptoms or feel any symptoms are becoming worse, contact your physician.


While taking ammonium lactate avoid excessive sun exposure and avoid tanning beds and sunlamps completely.

Do not take if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, or breast feeding.

Anyone allergic to mineral oil, glycerin, propylene glycol, parabens, or ammonium lactate itself, should not use ammonium lactate.

Use cautiously if you have a history of sensitive skin, and contact your physician if you experience any side effects.

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