Ammonium lactate

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  2. Lactic Acid (Ammonium Lactate)
    Generic for Lac-Hydrin
    227g bottle of lotions $14.1 USD
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Do you need a prescription for ammonium lactate?

Yes, ammonium lactate is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is ammonium lactate without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase ammonium lactate, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for ammonium lactate in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a ammonium lactate savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your ammonium lactate with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a ammonium lactate coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide ammonium lactate coupons or FREE ammonium lactate samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for ammonium lactate in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much ammonium lactate?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using ammonium lactate. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much ammonium lactate. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

US brand name of ammonium lactate and manufacturer

Lactic acid is available in the US under various brand names, including AmLactin, Geri-Hydrolac, Lac-Hydrin, and Lactinol. These brands are manufactured by different pharmaceutical companies. It comes as ammonium lactate cream or lotion, which you apply to the affected areas of the skin, twice daily.

UK brand name of ammonium lactate and manufacturer

Ammonium lactate is a combination of lactic acid and ammonium hydroxide and is available in the UK under the brand name Amlactin, manufactured by Upsher-Smith laboratories.

Prescription requirement for ammonium lactate

Ammonium lactate is available in both prescription and over-the-counter formulations. The prescription strength may require a prescription (Rx) from a healthcare provider, while lower strengths may be available without a prescription.

FDA approval of ammonium lactate

Ammonium lactate has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of dry, scaly skin conditions, such as ichthyosis vulgaris and xerosis.

Is ammonium lactate available in the UK on NHS?

The availability of ammonium lactate on the NHS in the UK may vary depending on the specific product and formulation. It is recommended to consult with a healthcare provider or pharmacist to determine its availability and prescription requirements.

Mechanism of action

Ammonium lactate belongs to a class of medications called alpha-hydroxy acids. Alpha-hydroxy acids are thought to act as humectants when applied to the skin. Humectants are substances that attract water from air or from deep within the skin, increasing skin hydration. Lactic acid, one of its active components, helps to gently remove dead skin cells and improve the skin’s moisture content. This promotes smoother and softer skin.

Uses of ammonium lactate

Ammonium lactate is primarily used for dermatologic conditions such as the treatment of scaly skin conditions and skin dryness. It can be beneficial for individuals with conditions like ichthyosis vulgaris, xerosis (dry skin), and other related dermatological conditions.

Dosage of ammonium lactate

The dosage of ammonium lactate will depend on the specific product and the severity of the skin condition being treated. It is important to follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider or the product labelling.

Precautions and warnings for ammonium lactate

  • Inform your healthcare provider about any known allergies or sensitivities to medications or topical products
  • Avoid contact with eyes, mucous membranes, or open wounds. If accidental contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water
  • Some individuals may experience mild skin irritation or stinging upon application. If irritation persists or worsens, discontinue use and consult a healthcare provider
  • Ammonium lactate is for external use only. Do not ingest the product
  • Consult with your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant before using ammonium lactate

Side effects of ammonium lactate

Common side effects of ammonium lactate may include skin irritation, redness, itching, or stinging at the application site. These side effects are usually mild and temporary. If you experience severe or persistent side effects, seek medical advice from a healthcare professional.

Interactions with other drugs

Ammonium lactate is primarily used topically and has a minimal likelihood of significant drug interactions with prescription drugs. However, it is always important to inform your healthcare provider or pharmacist about all the medications, including over-the-counter products and supplements, you are using to avoid potential interactions.



Now Patient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

Stefano Mirabello Medical Reviewer
Pharmacist / B.Pharm
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