Chemical Name: UREA (you-REE-uh)
Urea is a keratolytic used to treat a variety of skin and nail conditions, including dry skin, eczema, corns, or calluses. Urea may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. Inform your doctor and pharmacist of any other medical conditions including broken or severely irritated skin, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking Urea.
Use Urea exactly as directed on the package, unless instructed differently by your doctor. Apply a small amount of Urea to the affected area. Gently rub Urea in until it is evenly distributed. Wash your hands immediately after using Urea unless your hands are part of the treated area. STORE Urea at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS USING A DOSE OF Urea for 1 or more days, there is no cause for concern. If your doctor recommended that you use it, try to remember your dose every day.
DO NOT USE Urea if you have had an allergic reaction to it or are allergic to any ingredient in Urea. AVOID GETTING Urea IN YOUR EYES or on the inside of your nose or mouth. If you get it in any of these areas, rinse right away with cool water. DO NOT APPLY Urea TO BROKEN or severely irritated skin. DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DOSE or use Urea for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor. Do not use Urea for other skin conditions at a later time. BEFORE YOU BEGIN USING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Check with your doctor before applying to infants. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Urea during pregnancy. IT IS UNKNOWN IF Urea IS EXCRETED in breast milk. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using Urea, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
Possible side effects
SIDE EFFECTS, that may occur while using Urea include mild, temporary stinging, burning, itching, or irritation. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience redness, or severe or persistent burning or irritation. AN ALLERGIC REACTION to this medicine is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, or trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
If you take too much
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Urea may be harmful if swallowed.
DO NOT SHARE Urea with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE Urea for other health conditions. KEEP Urea out of the reach of children.