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Name of the generic: urea topical [“YOO-ree’a-TOP-ik”
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 Xurea?

There are numerous varieties and brands of urea topical that are available, but not all brands are included in this brochure.Xurea (for your skin) helps to soothe dry or rough skin that is caused by skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis, keratosis, and many more. The medicine can also be utilised to heal damaged fingers and toenails, allowing them to be removed without the need for surgery.Xurea can also be prescribed for other purposes not mentioned in this medication guide.

side effects of Xurea

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 or swelling of your lips, face, and throat.

Xurea can cause severe adverse effects. Take a break from Xurea and consult your physician immediately if you experience:

  • Extreme redness or irritation on the treated skin.

Common adverse reactions to Xurea could include:

  • Mild itching slight itching
  • Minor burning or stinging.

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other effects may also be present. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report adverse reactions 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 the package. Be sure to inform your health professionals about your medical ailments and allergies, as well as any medications you take.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to use Xurea if you have an allergy to it.FDA pregnant category C. It isn't known whether Xurea could harm a newborn baby. Do not take Xurea without consulting your doctor when you are pregnant.It is not clear if the topical urea is absorbed into the breast milk or if it is harmful to the nursing infant. Don't use this medication without consulting a physician's guidance if you're breast-feeding infants.

How to take Xurea?

Xurea can be found in different forms (cream lotion, ointment liquid, gel foam shampoo, and many more) to be applied to the scalp or on the skin. Apply your medication exactly as indicated on the label or as recommended by your physician. Avoid using it in larger quantities, in smaller amounts, or for a longer period than is recommended.Do not take it by mouth. Xurea is intended for use in skin care. If this medication is absorbed into your nose, eyes, mouth, rectum, or vagina, rinse it out with water.

Make use of a mild cleanser or soap to cleanse the nail area or skin that you want to treat. Xurea can be effective when the nail or skin being treated is slightly damp before the medication is applied.Spread a small amount of this medication on the affected area, and massage it into the skin as thoroughly as you can.When applying Xurea to the nails, be sure to avoid getting any of the medicine on the cuticles and surrounding skin. Apply the Xurea generously to your nail, and allow the medication to 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.Mix it well. Shake the Xurea foam thoroughly prior to every use. Other types of this medicine could also require shaking prior to taking. Follow the directions on the label of the medicine.Cleanse your hands using soap and water following the application of this medication, except if you are treating your skin on your hands.Consult your physician if your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse after taking Xurea.Keep it at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Avoid freezing. The medicine container should be kept shut when not being used.Be sure to keep the foam canister clear of flames or extreme temperatures. The canister could explode if it becomes too hot. Don't puncture or burn an empty foam container.

Do I be concerned if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose when you remember. Do not take your missed dose if it's nearing the time for the next dose. Do not take extra medication to make up for the missed dose.

What will happen if I take excessively?

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

What should be avoided?

Avoid using Xurea on burns, wounds that are open, or areas of swelling skin. If this medication is absorbed in your nose, eyes, mouth, rectum, or vagina, wash it off with water.

Interaction with other drugs

It is unlikely that other medications you take by mouth or inject will affect the topically applied urea. However, many medications can interfere with each other. Be sure to inform your health professionals about the medicines you take, which include prescription and non-prescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal remedies.