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

Brand names: Aqua Care Aquaphilic, which includes Urea, Atrac-Tain Carb-O’Philic/20, Carmol,… List all 37 brands.
Class of drugs: topical emollients

What is Ureacin-20?

There are numerous kinds and brands of urea topical on the market, and there aren't all brands listed in this booklet.

Ureacin-20 (for the skin) is used to soften dry or rough skin due to skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis, keratosis, and more. It is also utilized to help soften the damaged fingers or toenails so that they can be removed without surgical intervention.Ureacin-20 is also used for reasons not mentioned in this guideline.

Side effects of Ureacin-20

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

Ureacin-20 could cause serious adverse side effects. Stop using Ureacin-20 immediately and consult your doctor immediately. If you suffer from:

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

Common negative side effects of Ureacin-20 include:

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

This list does not constitute an exhaustive listing of possible side effects; others could occur. Please consult your physician if any adverse reactions appear and report them immediately to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar or related drugs

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


Follow the directions on your prescription label and on the label of your package. Be sure to inform your health care providers about your allergies, medical issues, and all medications you take.

Before you take this drug

You shouldn't make use of Ureacin-20 if you are allergic to thefda pregnancy classification C. It's not clear whether Ureacin-20 can cause harm to an unborn baby. Do not take Ureacin-20 unless you have a physician's recommendation, in case you are expecting.

It is not clear if the topical urea is absorbed into breast milk or whether it can harm breastfeeding babies. Do not take this medication without seeking a doctor's advice if you're breastfeeding infants.

How to take Ureacin-20?

Ureacin-20 comes in different forms (cream lotion, ointment liquid, gel foam shampoo, shampoo, and more) to be applied to the scalp or on the skin. Apply your medication exactly as stated on the label or as recommended by your physician. Don't use it in greater than smaller quantities or for longer periods than prescribed.

Do not consume by mouth. Ureacin-20 is only used to treat skin. If this medicine gets into your eyes, nose, mouth, rectum, or vagina, rinse it out with water.Make use of a mild cleanser or soap to cleanse the nail or skin, which will be addressed. Ureacin-20 can be effective when the nail or skin being treated is slightly damp prior to when the medication is applied.

Spread a small amount of this treatment on the affected skin and massage it into the skin as deeply as possible.If you apply Ureacin-20 to your nails, be sure to avoid getting any of the medicine on the cuticles and surrounding skin. Apply the cream generously to the nail and let the medication dry. You can apply gauze or a bandage when your physician recommends it. The nail that has been treated should be removed easily after a few days.

Shake Ureacin-20 foam thoroughly before every use. Other forms of this medication might also require shaking prior to taking. Follow all the instructions on the medicine label.Cleanse your hands using soap and water following the application of this medication, except if you are treating your skin on your hands.

Contact your physician if symptoms don't improve or if your symptoms become worse when you use Ureacin-20.

Keep it at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Avoid freezing. Make sure the container is securely sealed when not in use.Be sure to keep the foam canister clear of flames that are open or at high temperatures. The canister might be able to explode if it is too hot. Avoid burning or puncturing an empty foam container.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Take the missed dose when you remember. Do not take any missed doses 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?

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

What should be avoided?

Avoid using Ureacin-20 on open burns, wounds, or areas of skin that are swollen. If this medicine gets into your nose, eyes, mouth, rectum, or vagina, wash it off using 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. Be sure to inform your health care professionals about the medicines you take, such as prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal remedies.