Dermalac Lotion (Ammonium lactate) Medication


Dermalac Lotion (Ammonium lactate)

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Drug Description


Dermalac Lotion is indicated for treating xerosis (dry or scaly skin) and ichthyosis vulgaris (hereditary dry skin disorder) in adults and children. 

As an alpha-hydroxy acid, Dermalac Lotion works by enhancing skin hydration and alleviating itchiness associated with the said conditions. 

Uses and Dosage 

Before using Dermalac Lotion and with each prescription refill, thoroughly review the product packaging and accompanying patient information leaflet. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or need additional information. 

Dermalac Lotion is intended solely for skin application. However, refrain from using it on the face unless directed by the doctor. 

Typically, this lotion is applied to the affected skin areas twice daily. 

For the correct application: 

  1. Begin by washing your hands. 
  2. Shake the lotion bottle prior to each use. 
  3. Apply a thin layer of lotion to the affected areas and rub it in thoroughly. 
  4. After application, wash your hands unless the lotion is being used to treat a hand condition. 

Ensure this lotion does not come into contact with eyes, mouth, or vaginal area, and refrain from ingestion. 

Moreover, avoid applying this lotion to open wounds or on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, or irritated skin. 

To achieve the best outcomes, use Dermalac Lotion exactly as directed at the same times each day. Do not apply more of it or more frequently than your doctor prescribes. 

If your skin condition deteriorates during treatment, contact your doctor. 

Side Effects 

The potential adverse effects of Dermalac Lotion are outlined below. Should any of these symptoms continue or deteriorate, promptly inform your doctor. 

Common Side Effects 

  • Mild dryness or skin irritation following lotion application  
  • Bruising or discoloration of the treated skin 

Serious Side Effects 

  • Intense redness or a burning sensation at the application site 

Stop using Dermalac Lotion and call your doctor if you experience any of the serious side effects above. 

Allergic Reactions 

In rare cases, Dermalac Lotion may trigger a severe allergic response. Get immediate medical assistance if you notice any indications of such a reaction, including: 

  • Breathing difficulties 
  • Swelling (especially in the face, lips, tongue, or throat) 
  • Hives 

This list does not cover all side effects of Dermalac Lotion. Should you notice any unlisted effects, inform your doctor. 


Before starting treatment with Dermalac Lotion, inform your doctor if you have any known allergies, particularly to ammonium or any of the inactive ingredients in this lotion. 

Disclose to your doctor your medical background before using Dermalac Lotion to determine its suitability for your condition, particularly if you have a history of wounds or sores on the skin. 

Oral or injectable medications do not usually affect Dermalac Lotion; however, drug interactions can still occur. Therefore, inform all healthcare providers about your complete medication regimen, encompassing prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal products. 

Dermalac Lotion may increase sun sensitivity in the treated area. Plan to minimize extended sun exposure and wear protective clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen on the affected skin. 

The potential impact of Dermalac Lotion on an unborn child is uncertain. If you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant during its use, inform your doctor. 

The transfer of ammonium lactate topical into breast milk and its potential impact on a nursing infant are not established. If you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor for guidance before using this lotion. 

Additional information

Generic name:

Ammonium lactate





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