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    • Brand Names: U.S.: AluveaT;Aqua Care® [OTC];Aquaphilic® with Carbamide [OTC];BP 50%;Carmol® 10 [OTC];Carmol® 20 [OTC];Carmol® 40;Carmol® Deep Cleansing [OTC];DPMT [OTC];Gordon's® Urea [OTC];Gormel® Ten [OTC];Gormel® [OTC];Hydro 35T;Hydro 40T;Kerafoam®;Kerafoam® 42;KeralacT;KeralacT Nailstik;KerolT;KerolT AD;KerolT Redi-Cloths;KerolT ZX;Lanaphilic® with Urea [OTC];Nutraplus® [OTC];Quinnostik;Rea Lo® 30 [OTC];Rea Lo® 40;RemevenT;RevitaDERM® 40;Ultra Mide 25® [OTC];Umecta PDT;Umecta®;Umecta® Nail Film;Uramaxin®;Uramaxin® GT;Uramaxin® GT Kit;Ureacin-10® [OTC];Ureacin-20® [OTC];X-ViateT
    • Brand Names: Canada: UltraMide 25T;Uremol®;Urisec®

    • It is used to moisturize skin.
    • It is used to treat some nail problems.
    • It is used to treat cervicitis.
    • Urea softens skin.
    • It helps get rid of dead tissue.


    How to take

    • Skin:
    • Do not take this drug by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
    • Wash your hands before and after use. Do not wash your hands after use if putting this on your hand.
    • Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
    • Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently.
    • Shampoo:
    • Wet hair before shampoo.
    • Work into hair gently.
    • Rinse fully.
    • Vaginal:
    • Use cream vaginally.

    Missed Dose

    • Put on a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
    • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
    • Do not put on 2 doses or extra doses.


    • Store at room temperature.



    • If you have an allergy to urea or any other part of this drug.
    • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.


    • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
    • Check all drugs you are taking with your doctor. This drug may not mix well with some other drugs.
    • Use care when a large part of the skin is involved or where there are open wounds.
    • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.
    • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding.

    Side Effects

    • Skin irritation.

    Contact a healthcare provider

    • Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
    • Very bad skin irritation.
    • Any rash.
    • Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

    General Statements

    • If you have a very bad allergy, wear an allergy ID at all times.
    • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
    • Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
    • Most drugs may be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
    • In Canada, take any unused drugs to the pharmacy. Also, visit to learn about the right way to get rid of unused drugs.
    • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
    • Call your doctor for help with any side effects. If in the U.S., you may also call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or if in Canada, you may also call Health Canada's Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
    • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including OTC, natural products, or vitamins.

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    The information in this monograph is intended for informational purposes only, and is meant to help users better understand health concerns. Information is based on review of scientific research data, historical practice patterns, and clinical experience. This information should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. Users should consult with a qualified healthcare provider for specific questions regarding therapies, diagnosis and/or health conditions, prior to making therapeutic decisions.

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