Ammonium lactate and urea topical

Name: Ammonium lactate and urea topical

What is ammonium lactate and urea topical?

Ammonium lactate is a moisturizer.

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

The combination of ammonium lactate and urea topical (for the skin) 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 calluses.

Ammonium lactate and urea may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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

You should 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, nose, mouth, or on your lips. If this does happen, rinse with water.

Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. This medicine can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.

Avoid using skin products that can cause irritation, such as harsh soaps or skin cleansers, or skin products with alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime. Avoid using other medications on the areas you treat with ammonium lactate and urea unless your doctor tells you to.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Skin irritation.
  • Burning.
  • Stinging.
  • Itching.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at

Some side effects of ammonium lactate / urea topical may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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.

Ammonium lactate-urea topical 5%-20% topical cream:
Apply topically 2 times daily.