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Ammonium lactate and urea

 
  Generic Name: Ammonium lactate and urea (topical) (a MONE ee um LAK tayt)
 
  Brand Names: Ultralytic, Ultralytic 2, Utralytic  
     
   
 

What is ammonium lactate and urea?

Ammonium lactate is a combination of lactic acid and ammonium hydroxide. Ammonium lactate is a moisturizer.

Urea loosens thick or scaly skin cells and allows them to shed.

Ammonium lactate and urea is used to treat rough or scaly skin caused by such conditions as eczema or psoriasis. This medicine will also help soften cracked skin or callouses.

Ammonium lactate and urea may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about ammonium lactate and urea?

Do not use this medication if you have ever had an allergic reaction to ammonium lactate or urea.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor about any other medications you are using on your skin.

Use this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended by your doctor.

Apply ammonium lactate and urea to the skin in the amount your doctor has prescribed for you. Rub the medicine in gently until it is completely absorbed.

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, mouth, and nose, or on your lips. If it does get into any of these areas, wash with water. Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds). Ammonium lactate and urea can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may result. Use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 15) and wear protective clothing if you must be out in the sun.

Avoid using other skin products that can cause irritation, such harsh soaps or shampoos or skin cleansers, hair coloring or permanent chemicals, hair removers or waxes, or skin products with alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime. Do not use other medicated skin products unless your doctor has told you to.

Side effects of this medication may include stinging, burning, itching, or other skin irritation.

What should I discuss with my health care provider before using ammonium lactate and urea?

Do not use this medication if you have ever had an allergic reaction to ammonium lactate or urea. FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. It is not known whether ammonium lactate and urea passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use ammonium lactate and urea?

Use this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended by your doctor.

Apply ammonium lactate and urea to the skin in the amount your doctor has prescribed for you. Rub the medicine in gently until it is completely absorbed.

Store ammonium lactate and urea at room temperature away from heat and moisture. Do not freeze.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.

An overdose of this medication is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms.

What should I avoid while taking ammonium lactate and urea?

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, mouth, and nose, or on your lips. If it does get into any of these areas, wash with water. Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds). Ammonium lactate and urea can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may result. Use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 15) and wear protective clothing if you must be out in the sun.

Avoid using other skin products that can cause irritation, such harsh soaps or shampoos or skin cleansers, hair coloring or permanent chemicals, hair removers or waxes, or skin products with alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime. Do not use other medicated skin products unless your doctor has told you to.

Ammonium lactate and urea side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Other less serious side effects are more likely to occur, such as:

  • stinging;

  • burning;

  • itching; or

  • other skin irritation.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Ammonium lactate and urea Dosing Information

Usual Adult Dose for Dermatitis:

Ammonium lactate-urea topical 12%-20% cream and Ammonium lactate-urea topical 12%-20% foam:
Apply topically 2 times daily. Rub in until completely absorbed.

Usual Adult Dose for Eczema:

Ammonium lactate-urea topical 12%-20% cream and Ammonium lactate-urea topical 12%-20% foam:
Apply topically 2 times daily. Rub in until completely absorbed.

Usual Adult Dose for Psoriasis:

Ammonium lactate-urea topical 12%-20% cream and Ammonium lactate-urea topical 12%-20% foam:
Apply topically 2 times daily. Rub in until completely absorbed.

What other drugs will affect ammonium lactate and urea?

Before using this medication, tell your doctor about any other medications you are using on your skin.

There may be other drugs that can affect ammonium lactate and urea. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

  • Your pharmacist has more information about ammonium lactate and urea written for health professionals that you may read.
  • Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
  • Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by Cerner Multum, Inc. ('Multum') is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. Multum information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States and therefore Multum does not warrant that uses outside of the United States are appropriate, unless specifically indicated otherwise. Multum's drug information does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients or recommend therapy. Multum's drug information is an informational resource designed to assist licensed healthcare practitioners in caring for their patients and/or to serve consumers viewing this service as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners. The absence of a warning for a given drug or drug combination in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. Multum does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information Multum provides. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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