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Name of the generic: urea topical Topical urea “YOO-ree-a”-TOP-ikYOO-ree-a”
Names of brands: Aqua Care, Aquaphilic with Urea, Atrac-Tain, Carb-O-Philic/20, Carmol,… Show all 37 brands.
The class of drug: topical emollients

What is U-Kera?

There are numerous kinds and brands of Urea topical on the market, and there aren't all brands listed in this brochure. U-Kera (for the skin) is used to soften dry or rough skin that is caused by skin issues like eczema, psoriasis, keratosis, and many more. It is also utilized to help soften the damaged fingers and toenails, allowing them to be removed without the need for surgery. U-Kera can also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of U-Kera

See a doctor immediately. If you notice any of the following symptoms, they are warning signs of an allergic reaction: symptoms of hives: difficulty breathing and swelling of your lips, face, tongue, throat, or face.

U-Kera can cause severe adverse reactions. Stop using U-Kera and consult your physician immediately. If you suffer from:

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

Common negative side effects of U-Kera could include:

  • Mild itching mild itching
  • A mild burning or itching.

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

Similar/related drugs

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


Follow the directions on the label of your medication and the package. Inform your health care providers about your medical ailments and allergies, as well as any medications you take.

Prior to use this drug

It is recommended not to make use of U-Kera if sensitive to it. FDA pregnancy category C. It's unclear whether U-Kera can cause harm to an unborn baby. Do not take U-Kera without consulting your doctor when you are pregnant. It is not clear if the topical urea enters the breast milk or if it is harmful to breastfeeding babies. Don't use this medication without seeking a doctor's guidance if you're breast-feeding babies.

How to take U-Kera?

U-Kera can be found in different forms (cream lotion, ointment, lotion liquid, gel foam shampoo, and more) to use on the scalp or the skin. Follow the directions stated on the label or as directed by your physician. Don't use it in greater than smaller quantities or for longer periods than prescribed. Do not take it by mouth. U-Kera can only be used to treat skin. If the medication is in your nose, eyes, mouth, rectum, or vagina, wash it off using water. Make use of a mild cleanser or soap to cleanse the nail or skin area that you wish to treat. U-Kera is most effective when the nails or skin to be treated are left just a little damp prior to the treatment being applied. Spread a small amount of this medication on the skin that is affected and massage it in as deeply as you can.

When applying U-Kera to the nails, be sure to avoid putting any of the medicine on the cuticles or any surrounding skin. Apply the cream generously to the nail and let the solution dry. It is possible to apply gauze or bandages when your physician recommends them. The nail treatment will be removed easily after a few days. The U-Kera foam should be shaken thoroughly prior to every use. Other types of this medicine might also require shaking prior to use. Follow the instructions on the label of the medicine. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water following the application of this treatment in the event that you are not treating your skin on your hands.

Consult your doctor if symptoms do not improve or if symptoms get worse after using U-Kera. Storage at room temperature is free of heat and moisture. Avoid freezing. The medicine container should be kept shut when not in use. Make sure the foam container is kept away from flames or extreme temperatures. The canister might be able to explode if it is too hot. Avoid burning or puncturing the empty foam canister.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Utilize the dose you missed when you remember. Avoid your missed dosage if you are close to the time of the next dose. Don't use any extra medication to replace the missed dose.

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?

Don't use U-Kera for open wounds, burning, or areas of swollen or irritated skin. If this medication is absorbed into your nose, eyes, mouth, rectum, or vagina, wash it off with water.

Interaction with other drugs

It is unlikely that other medications you consume by mouth or inject can have an impact on the urea that you apply topically. However, many medications can interact with each other. Be sure to inform your health professionals about the medicines you take, which include prescription and non-prescription drugs, vitamins, and herbs.