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Urea Overview

Written by FoundHealth.

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U.S. Brand Names

Aquacare® [OTC]; Aquaphilic® With Carbamide [OTC]; Carmol® 10 [OTC]; Carmol® 20 [OTC]; Carmol® 40; Carmol® Deep Cleaning; Cerovel™ [DSC]; DPM™ [OTC]; Gormel® [OTC]; Hydro 40™; Kerafoam™; Keralac™; Keralac™ Nailstik; Kerol™; Kerol™ Redi-Cloths; Kerol™ ZX; Lanaphilic® [OTC]; Nutraplus® [OTC]; Rea-Lo® [OTC]; Ultra Mide® [OTC]; Umecta® ; Uramaxin™; Ureacin®-10 [OTC]; Ureacin®-20 [OTC]; Vanamide™

Canadian Brand Names

UltraMide 25™; Uremol®; Urisec®

Mexican Brand Names

Nutraplus

Pharmacologic Category

Diuretic, Osmotic; Keratolytic Agent; Topical Skin Product

Reasons not to take this medicine

• If you have an allergy to urea or any part of this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.

How does it work?

• Urea softens skin.

• It helps get rid of dead tissue.

How is it best taken?

Skin:

• Do not take this medicine by mouth. For skin only. Keep out of mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).

• Wash hands before and after use. Do not wash hands after use if applying to the hand area.

• Clean affected area before use. Make sure to dry well.

• Apply a thin layer to the affected skin and rub in gently.

Shampoo:

• Wet hair prior to shampoo.

• Work into hair gently.

• Rinse completely.

Vaginal:

• Use cream vaginally.

What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)

• Apply a missed dose as soon as possible.

• If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.

• Do not apply a double dose or extra doses.

What should I monitor?

• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?

• Follow up with healthcare provider.

How should I store this medicine?

• Store at room temperature.

General statements

• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.

• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.

• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.

• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.

• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).

• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.

• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.

Created: 2005-04-07 17:26:30.0

Modified: 2010-03-09 08:17:42.0

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