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Phd06430Kerol AD 45 % Topical Emulsion Pump
Rve04290urea 45 % Topical Cream
Dok06450Kerol 50 % Topical Susp
Jsj00180Umecta PD 40 % Topical Suspension
Aaa06450Urea (with la & sal acid) 50 % Topical Susp
Jsj00040Umecta 40 % Topical
Jsj00050Umecta 40 % Topical Susp
Ons01570Kerafoam 30 % Topical Foam
Mtk02200Uramaxin 20 % Topical Foam
Ons01810Kerafoam 42 % Topical Foam
Rve03540RE-U40 40 % Topical Foam
Mtk02500Uramaxin GT 45 % Topical Gel
Prg01710urea 40 % Topical Gel
Rve02610Urea (with la & sal acid) 50 % Topical Susp
Jsj00200Umecta 40 % Topical Foam
Jsj00041Umecta 40 % Topical
Fga04900urea 50 % Topical Gel


Urea is used to treat dry/rough skin conditions (e.g., eczema, psoriasis, corns, callus) and some nail problems (e.g., ingrown nails). It may also be used to help remove dead tissue in some wounds to help wound healing. Urea is known as a keratolytic. It increases moisture in the skin by softening/dissolving the horny substance (keratin) holding the top layer of skin cells together. This effect helps the dead skin cells fall off and helps the skin keep more water in.

Side Effects

Burning, itching, stinging, redness, or irritation may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: unusual changes in the skin (e.g., blistering, peeling), signs of skin infection. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. In the US - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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