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Carmol 10

Generic name: urea topical [YOO-ree-a-TOP-ik-al]
Brand Names: Aqua Care, Aquaphilic With Urea, Atrac-Tain, Carb-O-Philic/20, Carmol… Show all 36 brands.
Classification of drugs: Emollients for topical use

What is Carmol 10?

This leaflet does not list all the brands or forms of topical urea available. Carmol 10 is used for skin conditions like psoriasis and keratosis. This medicine can also be used to soften toenails and fingernails that are damaged so that they can be removed without surgery. This medication guide does not list all possible uses of Carmol 10.

Side effects of Carmol 10

If you experience symptoms indicative of an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing and swelling of lips, face, tongue or throat; immediately seek medical assistance.

Carmol 10 can cause serious side effects. Carmol 10 should be stopped immediately, and you should consult your doctor if:

  • Severe redness or irritation on the treated skin

Carmol 10 can cause the following side effects:

  • Itching is mild.
  • Mild burning or stinging.

There may be other side effects. Call your physician if experiencing side effects; alternatively, the FDA can be reached at 1-800-FDA-1088 if registering adverse events.

Similar/related drugs

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


Please read all instructions listed on your medication's package or label, and inform your healthcare provider of all medical conditions, allergies and medicines you take.

Before you take this drug

If you have an allergy to Carmol 10, then it is best not to use this product. FDA pregnancy class C There is no information on whether Carmol 10 can harm an unborn child. If you are pregnant, do not take Carmol 10 without consulting your doctor. Urea topical is not known to pass into breast milk or potentially harm an infant who is breastfeeding, so if you are nursing your child it would be prudent not to use this medication without first consulting with a physician.

How to take Carmol 10?

Carmol 10 comes in many forms for application to the skin and scalp (creams, lotions, ointments, liquids, gels, foams, shampoos, etc.). Follow the directions on the label or those prescribed by your doctor. Use the recommended dose and do not exceed it.

Carmol 10 is not to be taken by mouth. Carmol 10 should only be used on the skin. Rinse with water if this medication enters your eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash the area of skin or nails to be treated with a mild cleanser or soap. It may be best to apply Carmol 10 after the skin or nails have been slightly moistened.

Apply a thin coating of the medicine to the affected skin. Rub it in as thoroughly as possible. Avoid getting Carmol 10 on the skin or cuticles when applying it to the nails. Allow the medicine to dry before applying it generously. If your doctor recommends it, you can cover the nail with a bandage. After a few days, the treated nail can be removed easily. Shake Carmol 10 Foam before every use. Shake other forms of the medicine before using them. Please follow all the instructions on the medicine label.

After applying the medicine, wash your hands with soap or water, unless it is to treat your skin. If your symptoms don't improve or worsen while taking Carmol 10, call your doctor. Store away from moisture or heat at room temperature. Store at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. When not in use, keep the container tightly closed. The foam canister should be kept away from flames or heat. If the canister gets too warm, it may explode. Empty foam canisters should not be punctured or burned.

What happens if I miss the dose?

As soon as you recall, take the missed dose. If your next scheduled dosage is approaching, skip the missed dose. You should not take extra medicine to compensate for a missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

What should be avoided?

Carmol 10 should not be used on areas of open wounds, burned skin, or swollen tissue. Rinse with water if this medication enters your eyes, nose, or mouth.

Interaction with other drug

The urea applied topically is unlikely to be affected by other drugs that you may take orally or even inject. Many drugs interact with each other. Inform your healthcare providers of all the medicines you take, including prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.