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 lactate cream is administered to a nursing woman.

In controlled clinical trials of patients with ichthyosis vulgaris, the most frequent adverse reactions in patients treated with ammonium lactate cream were rash (including erythema and irritation) and burning/stinging.

Each was reported in approximately 10-15% of patients.

The safety and efficacy of Ammonium Lactate Cream, 12% has been established in patients as young as 2 years old.

Clinical studies of ammonium lactate cream, 12% did not include sufficient numbers of subjects aged 65 and over to determine whether they respond differently from younger subjects.

Dear Alice, Is it possible for nonpregnant women or women who have never been pregnant to lactate? Lisa Dear Lisa, Thanks to an increasing understanding of the human body and its workings, it is possible for non-pregnant women to lactate.

If so, what would be the best way to stimulate in a safe, healthy way? Historically, the motivation for women who have not just given birth to lactate has been to feed an infant whose mother died or was unable to breastfeed.

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. 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 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.

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.

More recently, women who adopt infants and want to breastfeed them are also seeking ways to induce lactation.