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Generic: urea topical
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It is used to soften thick, rough, or dry skin caused by certain skin conditions
               



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What is this medicine?

UREA (yoo REE uh) is used to soften thick, rough, or dry skin caused by certain skin conditions. It is also used to soften and remove damaged or diseased nails without surgery.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • broken, inflamed, or burnt skin
  • infection
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to urea, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the label. Apply a thin film to the affected area. The moisturizing effect may be better if this medicine is applied while the skin is still damp after washing or bathing. If applying to the nails, cover to protect the surrounding area. Apply generously to the affected nail. Let it dry uncovered or cover with an adhesive bandage or gauze secured with tape. The treated nail can be removed after several days. On exposure to air the nail bed hardens within 12 to 36 hours. Apply with caution to the face or on broken skin. Do not get this medicine in or near the eyes, lips or other areas of sensitive skin.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other skin products on the affected area without telling your doctor or health care professional.

               
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