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Generic name: Urea topical YOO-ree-a’top-ik-al]

Brand names: Aqua Care Aquaphilic that contains Urea, Atrac-Tain Carb-O’Philic/20, Carmol,… Display all 37 brands
Class of drugs: topical emollients

What is Ure-K?

There are a variety of kinds and brands of Urea topical on the market, and not all brands are included in this brochure.

Urek (for the face) is a cream used to soften dry or rough skin due to skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis, keratosis, and more. The medicine can also be utilized to help soften the damaged fingers or toenails, allowing them to be removed without surgical intervention.Ure-K can also be used to treat conditions not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Ure-K

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

Ure-K may cause serious side effects. Stop using the drug and consult your physician immediately in the event that you experience:

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

Common negative side effects of urek can include:

  • Moderate itching slight itching
  • A mild sting or burning sensation.

This isn't an exhaustive list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Reach out to your physician if experiencing adverse side effects. Additionally, report them directly to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow the instructions on the label of your medication and the package. Inform your healthcare professionals about your medical ailments and allergies, as well as the medicines you are taking.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to use Ure-K if you are allergic to it.

The FDA classification for pregnancy is C. It's not clear whether Ure-K can cause harm to an unborn baby. Do not take urek without consulting a physician when you are pregnant.

It isn't known if the topical urea is absorbed into breast milk or whether it is harmful to the nursing infant. Do not take this medication without consulting a physician's advice if you're breastfeeding babies.

How to take Ure-K?

Ure-K comes in different forms (cream lotion, ointment, lotion liquid, gel foam shampoo, and more) to be applied to the scalp or on the face. Follow the directions indicated on the label or as directed by your physician. Don't use it in greater than smaller quantities or for a longer time than prescribed.Do not consume by mouth. Ure-K can only be used on your skin. If this medication is absorbed into your eyes, nose, mouth, rectum, or vagina, wash by rinsing with clean water.

Make use of mild soap or cleanser to clean the nail or skin, which will be addressed. Ure-K is most effective in the event that the nail or skin being treated is just a little damp prior to the treatment being 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 Ure-K to your nails, make sure you don't get any medication on the cuticles or surrounding skin. Apply the product generously to the nail, and let the solution dry. It is possible to apply gauze or bandages when your physician recommends them. The nail that has been treated should be removed easily after a few days.

Make sure to shake the Ure-K foam well prior to every use. Other versions of this medication might also require shaking prior to taking. Follow the directions on the medicine label.Cleanse your hands using soap and water following the application of this treatment in the event that you are not treating your skin on your hands.Consult your physician if symptoms don't improve or if your symptoms become worse after using Ure-K.

Storage is at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Avoid freezing. Make sure the container is 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. Don't puncture or burn the empty foam canister.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Utilize the dose missed immediately after your recall.Do not attempt to catch up for missed doses by taking extra medicine in order to compensate. This may only increase your chance of missing your next scheduled dosage and could have serious repercussions in terms of health complications and additional medication needs.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Don't use Ure-K on wounds that are open or burns, or on areas of skin that are swollen. If this medication is absorbed into your eyes, nose, mouth, rectum, or vagina, wash it off with water.

Interaction with other drugs

It's unlikely that other medications you take in the form of injections or orally will affect the topically applied urea. However, many medications can interact with each other. Inform your health professionals about any medications you take, such as prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbs.