Active ingredient: Ammonium Chloride

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INDICATIONS AND USAGE

Ammonium Chloride Lactate Lotion, 12% is indicated for the treatment of dry, scaly skin (xerosis) and ichthyosis vulgaris, and for the temporary relief of itching associated with these conditions.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Ammonium Chloride Lactate Lotion, 12% is contraindicated in those patients with a history of hypersensitivity to any of the label ingredients.

WARNING

Sun exposure (natural or artificial sunlight) to areas of the skin treated with Ammonium Chloride Lactate Lotion, 12% should be minimized or avoided (see PRECAUTIONS). The use of Ammonium Chloride Lactate Lotion, 12% should be discontinued if any hypersensitivity is observed.

PRECAUTIONS

General -

For external use only. Stinging or burning may occur when applied to skin with fissures, erosions, or that is otherwise abraded. Caution is advised when used on the face because of the potential for irritation. The potential for post-inflammatory hypo- or hyperpigmentation has not been studied.

Information for Patients

Patients using Ammonium Chloride Lactate Lotion, 12% should receive the following information and instructions:

  • This medication is to be used as directed by the physician, and should not be used for any disorder other than for which it was prescribed. It is for external use only. Avoid contact with eyes, lips, or mucous membranes.
  • Patients should minimize or avoid use of this product on areas of the skin that may be exposed to natural or artificial sunlight, including the face. If sun exposure is unavoidable, clothing should be worn to protect the skin.
  • This medication may cause transient stinging or burning when applied to skin with fissures, erosions, or abrasions (for example, after shaving the legs).
  • If the skin condition worsens with treatment, the medication should be promptly discontinued.

Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility -

The topical treatment of CD-1 mice with 12%, 21% or 30% Ammonium Chloride lactate formulations for two-years did not produce a significant increase in dermal or systemic tumors in the absence of increased exposure to ultraviolet radiation. The maximum systemic exposure of the mice in this study was 0.7 times the maximum possible systemic exposure in humans. However, a long-term photocarcinogenicity study in hairless albino mice suggested that topically applied 12% Ammonium Chloride lactate formulations enhanced the rate of ultraviolet light-induced skin tumor formation.

The mutagenic potential of Ammonium Chloride lactate formulations was evaluated in the Ames assay and in the mouse in vivo micronucleus assay, both of which were negative.

In dermal Segment I and III studies with Ammonium Chloride lactate formulations there were no effects observed in fertility or pre- or postnatal development parameters in rats at dose levels of 300 mg/kg/day, approximately 0.4 times the human topical dose.

Pregnancy:

Teratogenic effects:

Pregnancy Category B -

Animal reproduction studies have been performed in rats and rabbits at doses up to 0.7 and 1.5 times the human dose, respectively and have revealed no evidence of impaired fertility or harm to the fetus due to Ammonium Chloride lactate formulations. There are, however, no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response, Ammonium Chloride Lactate Lotion, 12% should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

Nursing Mothers -

Although lactic acid is a normal constituent of blood and tissues, it is not known to what extent this drug affects normal lactic acid levels in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Ammonium Chloride lactate is administered to a nursing woman.

Pediatric Use -

Safety and effectiveness of Ammonium Chloride lactate have been demonstrated in infants and children. No unusual toxic effects were reported.

Geriatric Use -

Clinical studies of Ammonium Chloride lactate lotion, 12% did not include sufficient numbers of subjects aged 65 and over to determine whether they respond differently from younger subjects. Other reported clinical experience has not identified differences in responses between elderly and younger patients. In general, dose selection for an elderly patient should be cautious.

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ADVERSE REACTIONS

The most frequent adverse experiences in patients with xerosis are transient stinging (1 in 30 patients), burning (1 in 30 patients), erythema (1 in 50 patients) and peeling (1 in 60 patients). Other adverse reactions which occur less frequently are irritation, eczema, petechiae, dryness, and hyperpigmentation. Due to the more severe initial skin conditions associated with ichthyosis, there was a higher incidence of transient stinging, burning and erythema (each occurring in 1 in 10 patients).

OVERDOSAGE

The oral administration of Ammonium Chloride lactate to rats and mice showed this drug to be practically non-toxic (LD50>15 mL/kg).

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Shake well. Apply to the affected areas and rub in thoroughly. Use twice daily or as directed by a physician.

HOW SUPPLIED

Ammonium Chloride Lactate Lotion, 12% is available as follows:

225 g bottle

400 g bottle (NDC 45802-419-26)

STORAGE

Store at 20-25°C (68-77°F).

Manufactured By Perrigo, Bronx, NY 10457

Distributed By Perrigo, Allegan, MI 49010

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References

  1. Dailymed."FUS-SOL (AMMONIUM CHLORIDE) LIQUID [PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS, INC.]". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  2. Dailymed."AMMONIUM CHLORIDE: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "AMMONIUM CHLORIDE". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Ammonium Chloride?

Depending on the reaction of the Ammonium Chloride after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Ammonium Chloride not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Ammonium Chloride addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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sdrugs.com conducted a study on Ammonium Chloride, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Ammonium Chloride consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

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What is the time duration Ammonium Chloride drug must be taken for it to be effective or for it to reduce the symptoms?
Most chronic conditions need at least some time so the dose and the drug action gets adjusted to the body to get the desired effect. The stastistics say sdrugs.com website users needed 1 day to notice the result from using Ammonium Chloride drug. The time needed to show improvement in health condition after using the medicine Ammonium Chloride need not be same for all the users. It varies based on other factors.
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