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Name of the Generic: Urea topical Topical urea YOO-ree-a-TOP-ik YOO-ree-a.
Names of Brands: Aqua Care, Aquaphilic with Urea, Atrac-Tain, Carb-O-Philic/20, Carmol,… display all 37 brands.
The Class of Drug: Topical emollients.

What is Remeven?

There are numerous kinds and brands of urea topical on the market, and not all brands are listed in this brochure. Remeven (for the skin) is used to soften dry or rough skin due to skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis, keratosis, and more. It can also be used to soften damaged toenails and fingernails in order to remove them without surgical intervention. Remeven can also be used for reasons not mentioned in this guideline.

Remeven is a brand name. Remeven's brand name is removed within the U.S. If there are generic versions of this product that were approved by the FDA, There may be similar generic versions available.

Side effects of Remeven

See a doctor immediately. If you experience any of the following symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Remeven may cause serious side effects. Do not use Remeven and contact your doctor immediately if you experience:

  • Itching or redness are common in the treated skin.

Common adverse effects of Remeven could include:

  • Moderate itching mild itching.
  • A mild burning or mild stinging.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other effects may also be present. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow the directions on the label of your medication and on the label of your package. Be sure to inform your health care providers about your medical issues, allergies, and the medicines you are taking.

Before you take this drug.

You shouldn't use Remeven if you are allergic to it. FDA pregnancy classification C It's not clear whether Remeven could harm an unborn baby. Do not take Remeven without a medical professional's guidance when you are pregnant. It is not clear if the urea-based topical is absorbed into breast milk or whether it is harmful to the nursing infant. Do not take this medication without seeking a doctor's guidance if you're breast-feeding babies.

How to take Remeven?

Remeven is available in different forms (cream lotion, ointment, lotion liquid, gel shampoo, foam, and many more) to be applied to the scalp or skin. Make sure to use the medicine as indicated on the label or as recommended by your physician. Don't use it in greater quantities, in smaller quantities, or for a longer time than is recommended. Do not take it by mouth. Remeven is intended for use to treat skin. If the medication is in your nose, eyes, mouth, rectum, or vagina, wash it off with water.

Make use of a mild cleanser or soap to cleanse the nail or skin area that needs to be cleaned. Remeven can be effective in the event that the nail or skin being treated is just a bit damp before the medication is applied. Place a light layer of this medication on the skin that is affected and massage it into the skin as thoroughly as you can. If you apply Remeven to the nails, be sure to avoid getting any of the medicine on the cuticles and surrounding skin. Apply the product generously to the nail and let the solution dry. It is possible to wrap the nail in gauze or bandages when your physician recommends it. The treated nail will be removed with ease after a few days. Make sure to shake Remeven foam well before use. Shake Remeven foam thoroughly prior to every use. Other types of this medicine might also require shaking prior to use. Follow all instructions on the label for the medicine. Cleanse your hands using soap and water following the application of this treatment in the event that you are not treating the skin on your hands.

Consult your physician if your symptoms don't improve or if they become worse when you use Remeven. Storage at room temperature, free of heat and moisture. Don't freeze. The medicine container should be kept securely sealed when not in use. Make sure the foam container is kept away from flames or extreme temperatures. The canister could explode if it is too hot. Avoid burning or puncturing the empty foam canister. Keep this and other medications out of children's reach.. Do not let your medications be shared with anyone else. Use this medication only for the purpose prescribed. Always consult your doctor to confirm that the information provided on this site is appropriate for your specific situation.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose immediately after you recall it. Avoid your missed dose if you are nearing the time for the next dose. Do not take more medication to make up for a missing dosage.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Avoid using Remeven on wounds that are open or burns, as well as areas of skin that are swollen. If this medicine gets into your eyes, nose, mouth, rectum, or vagina, rinse it out with water.

Interaction with other drugs?

It is unlikely that other medications you take in the form of injections or orally will affect the urea that you apply topically. However, many medications can interact with each other. Inform your health professionals about any medications you take, including prescription and non-prescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal remedies.

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