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[Generic name: Urea topical YOO-reea-TOP-ikal]
Brand name: Aqua Care, Aquaphilic with Urea, Atrac-Tain, Carb-O-Philic/20, Carmol,… list all 37 brands
Class of drugs: topical emollients

What is Aluvea?

There are numerous kinds and brands of urea topical that are available, but not all brands are included in this booklet.ALUVEA (for your skin) helps to soothe dry or rough skin that is caused by skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis, keratosis, and more. The medicine can also be employed to help soften the damaged nails of fingers or toenails so that they can be removed without surgical intervention.Aluvea can also be employed for reasons not mentioned in this medication guide.

Side effects of Aluvea

Contact a medical professional immed iately. If you experience any of the following symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, difficulty breathing or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Aluvea may cause serious side effects. Stop taking the drug and consult your doctor immediately in case you experience:

  • The skin. Itching or redness are common in treated skin.

Common adverse effects of aluvea could be:

  • Moderate itching mild itching
  • Minor burning or mild stinging

This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. It is possible to report any adverse reactions to the FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar/related drugs

Temovate, urea topical, ammonium lactate topical, dimethicone topical, Clobex, Olux, and topical application of lactic acid


Follow the instructions on the label of your medication and on the label of your package. Be sure to inform your healthcare professionals about your allergies, medical conditions, and any other medications you take.

Prior to use this drug

You shouldn't make use of aluvea in case you have an allergy to it.The FDA classification for pregnant women is C. It's not clear whether Aluvea could harm an unborn baby. Do not take Aluvea unless you have a medical professional's recommendation when you are pregnant.It is not clear if the topical urea enters breast milk or whether it is harmful to the baby who is nursing. Do not take this medication without seeking a doctor's guidance if you're breast-feeding infants.

How to take Aluvea?

Aluvea comes in different forms (cream lotion, ointment liquid, gel foam shampoo, shampoo, and many more) to be applied to the scalp or on the skin. Follow the directions stated on the label or as directed by your physician. Avoid using in larger quantities, in smaller quantities, or for longer than is recommended.Do not consume by mouth. Aluvea is intended for use on your skin. If this medication is absorbed in your nose, eyes, mouth, rectum, or vagina, wash it off using water.Make use of a mild cleanser or soap to clean the nail or skin that needs treatment. Aluvea is most effective when the nail or skin to be treated is left just a little damp prior to the treatment being sprayed.Place a light layer of this treatment on the affected skin area and apply it as deeply as you can.If you apply Aluvea to your nails, try not to get any of the medicine on the cuticles and surrounding skin. Apply liberally to the nail and let the medication dry. It is possible to wrap the nail in gauze or a bandage when your physician recommends it. The treated nail will be easily removed in a few days.The aluvea foam is thoroughly soaked prior to every use. Other versions of this medicine might also require shaking prior to taking. Follow the instructions on the label for the medicine.Cleanse your hands using soap and water following the application of this medication, except if you are treating your skin on your hands.Contact your doctor if symptoms do not improve or if symptoms get worse when you use Aluvea.Storage at room temperature is far from heat and moisture. Don't freeze. The medicine container should be kept shut when not being used.Be sure to keep the foam canister clear of flames or extreme temperatures. The canister might be able to explode if it is too hot. Avoid burning or puncturing an empty foam container.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Take the missed dose immediately after you recall. Do not take your missed dosage if it's close to the time of the next dose. Do not take extra medicine to replace the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact for help at the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Avoid using aluvea on burns, open wounds, or areas of skin that are swollen. If this medicine gets into your nose, eyes, mouth, rectum, or vagina, wash it off with water.

Interaction with other drugs

It is unlikely that other medications you take by mouth or inject can affect the topically applied urea. However, there are many drugs that interfere with each other. Be sure to inform your health professionals about any medications you take, including prescription and non-prescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.