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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,… Display all 37 brands
The class of drug: topical emollients

What is Umecta?

There are a variety of varieties and brands of urea topical on the market, and there aren't all brands listed in this brochure.

Umecta (for the skin) is a treatment for skin that softens dry, rough skin that is caused by skin issues like eczema, psoriasis, keratosis, and many more. The medicine can also be utilized to help soften the damaged fingers and toenails so that they can be removed without the need for surgery.Umecta is also used for reasons not mentioned in this medication guide.

Side effects of Umecta

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.

Umecta may cause serious side effects. Stop taking Umecta and consult your physician immediately if you experience:

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

Common adverse effects of Umecta could include:

  • Mild itching mild itching
  • Mild burning or mild stinging.

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could be experienced. Contact your doctor for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow all the instructions 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.

Prior to use this drug

It is not recommended to make use of Umecta in case you have an allergy to it.The FDA classification for pregnancy is C. It's not clear whether Umecta can cause harm to an unborn baby. Do not take Umecta without consulting a physician when you are pregnant.

It is not clear if the topical urea enters the breast milk or if it can harm the nursing infant. Don't use this medicine without consulting a physician's guidance if you're breast-feeding babies.

How to take Umecta?

Umecta is available in different forms (cream lotion, ointment liquid, gel foam shampoo, and more) to apply on the scalp or on the skin. Apply your medication exactly as indicated on the label or as directed by your physician. Don't use it in greater quantities, in smaller quantities, or for a longer period than is recommended.Do not consume by mouth. Umecta is only used to treat skin. If this medication is found in your nose, eyes, mouth, rectum, or vagina, wash by rinsing with clean water.

Make use of mild soap or cleanser to clean the nail or skin area that you wish to treat. Umecta can be effective in the event that the nail or skin to be treated is left just a little damp prior to the treatment being sprayed.Spread a small amount of this treatment on the affected skin area and apply it as thoroughly as you can.

When applying Umecta to nails, try not to get any of the medicine on the cuticles and surrounding skin. Apply the cream generously to the nail and let the solution dry. You can wrap the nail in gauze or a bandage when your physician recommends it. The nail that has been treated should be removed with ease after a few days.

Mix it well. Shake the Umecta foam thoroughly prior to every use. Other versions of this medicine might also require shaking prior to use. Follow the directions on the medicine label.

Cleanse your hands using soap and water following the application of this medication in the event that you are not treating your skin on your hands.Consult your physician if your symptoms don't improve or if symptoms become worse when you use Umecta.

Storage at room temperature is far from heat and moisture. Avoid freezing. Make sure the container is securely sealed 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 a dose?

Take the missed dose immediately after you recall. Do not take your missed dose if you are close to the time of the next dose. Do not take additional medication in an effort to replace what has been missed.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Don't use Umecta on burns, open wounds, or areas of skin that are swollen. 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 drugs you consume by mouth or inject can affect the topically applied urea. However, many medications can interfere with one another. Be sure to inform your health care professionals about any medications you take, including prescription and non-prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal remedies.