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Information about Carbamide

Brand Name(s): Aquacare, Carbamide, Carmol 10, Carmol 20, Gordon's Urea 40%, Gormel Cream, Lanaphilic, Nutraplus, Ultra Mide 25, Ureacin-10, Ureacin-20, Vanamide

Generic Name Urea skin cream, gel, lotion or ointment

What is urea skin cream, gel, lotion or ointment?

UREA (Aquacare®, Carmol®) is commonly used to moisturize dry skin. At high doses (40%) urea can be used to dissolve and remove diseased nails without surgery. Urea is available in many non-prescription skin care products.

What should my health care professional know before I use urea?

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

How should I use this medicine?

Urea skin cream, gel, lotion or ointment are 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 urea is applied while the skin is still damp after washing or bathing. If applying to the nails, cover the surrounding area. Apply generously to the affected nail and cover with a plastic film, secure with adhesive tape. Cover with a plastic finger and tape in place to keep completely dry. The treated nail can be removed after several days. On exposure to air the nail bed hardens within 12 to 36 hours.

What if I miss a dose?

If you are using an urea skin product regularly and miss a dose, apply it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume the dosing schedule.

What drug(s) may interact with urea?

Tell your prescriber or health care professional: about all other skin products you are using.

What side effects may I notice from using urea?

When used as directed, skin applications of urea have few side effects.

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • skin rash
  • stinging, or irritation

What should I watch for while taking urea?

Do not get urea in or near the eyes. Only apply urea with caution to the face or on broken skin.

Where can I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 °C (59 and 86 °F). Keep in a well closed container. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.


(Note: The above information is not intended to replace the advice of your physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. It is not meant to indicate that the use of the product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you.)

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