Dermalac Lotion is a topical medication used to treat dry, scaly skin conditions such as xerosis, ichthyosis vulgaris and can also help relieve itching from these conditions. It can be used to help smooth and soften rough skin on the feet, elbows, and knees. In addition, Dermalac Lotion is used to soften and smoothen the appearance of skin, particularly rough and dry areas such as elbows and feet.
Dermalac Lotion contains 12% Ammonium Lactate. It works by exfoliating the top layer of dead skin cells and increasing the water content in the skin. The Ammonium Lactate in the lotion acts as a humectant, which attracts and retains moisture in the skin. This helps to moisturize and soften dry, scaly skin.
Use and Dosage
To use Dermalac Lotion (Ammonium Lactate), apply it to the affected area(s) of the skin and rub it in gently. Wash your hands before and after applying ammonium lactate. Shake the bottle well before each time you apply it. For the best results, apply ammonium lactate every day. The lotion is typically applied once or twice daily, or as directed by a healthcare professional. Avoid applying the lotion to open wounds and consult with a healthcare professional before use if pregnant or breastfeeding. As always, follow the instructions provided by your healthcare professional or the product label.
Avoiding hot water and harsh skin products can also help relieve dry skin. Ask your pharmacist for recommendations on non-irritating, mild cleansers to use.
Common Side Effects of Dermalac Lotion (Ammonium Lactate):
- Bruising of discoloration of treated skin
- Mild dryness or skin irritation after use
Serious Side Effects of Dermalac Lotion (Ammonium Lactate):
- Difficult breathing
- Severe redness or stinging where the medicine was applied
- Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like:
- Red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever
- Tightness in the chest or throat
- Trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking
- Unusual hoarseness
- Swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Very bad irritation where the drug is applied.
Forms and Strength
Dermalac Lotion (Ammonium Lactate) is available in the following forms and strength:
Dermalac Lotion: Lotion
- Dermalac Lotion contains alpha-hydroxy acid, which may increase skin sensitivity to sunburn. Therefore, use sunscreen and avoid prolonged sun exposure.
- Dermalac Lotion may cause irritation, redness, or peeling of the skin. Avoid applying the lotion to broken or irritated skin and reduce its frequency if such symptoms occur.
- Dermalac Lotion may interact with other medications or skincare products, especially those that contain retinoids. Consult a healthcare professional or a dermatologist before using the product in combination with other products.
- Dermalac Lotion should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding without consulting a doctor.
- Dermalac Lotion should not be used on children under the age of 2 years without consulting a doctor.
- Dermalac Lotion should be used with caution in individuals with kidney or liver problems, as it contains urea, which can increase the risk of side effects.
- If you develop a rash or experience an allergic reaction while using Dermalac Lotion, discontinue use and seek medical attention immediately.
- Overuse of Dermalac Lotion can cause a condition known as “acid burns” or “chemical burns.” Follow the instructions provided by the product label or healthcare professional and avoid using excessive amounts of the lotion.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How often should Dermalac Lotion be applied?
The frequency of application will depend on the severity of the skin condition being treated. However, it is generally recommended to apply Dermalac Lotion once or twice a day, or as directed by a healthcare provider.
Is Dermalac Lotion safe to use?
Dermalac Lotion is generally safe to use, but it may cause skin irritation or burning in some people. If you experience any adverse effects, stop using the lotion and consult your healthcare provider.
How do I apply Dermalac Lotion?
Apply Dermalac Lotion to clean, dry skin once or twice daily, or as directed by your healthcare provider. Rub the lotion gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.