Urea

generic for Keralac

What is Urea?

Common Brand(s): Kerafoam, Keralac, Kerol, Umecta

Urea is used to treat dry/rough skin conditions (e.g., eczema, psoriasis, corns, callus) and some nail problems (e.g., ingrown nails). It may also be used to help remove dead tissue in some wounds to help wound healing. Urea is known as a keratolytic. It increases moisture in the skin by softening/dissolving the horny substance (keratin) holding the top layer of skin cells together. This effect helps the dead skin cells fall off and helps the skin keep more water in.

Uses

  • hyperkeratosis

Usage Instructions

Use this product as directed. Follow all directions on the product package and prescription label. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Some products need to be shaken well before use. Check the label to see whether you should shake the bottle. Apply to the affected areas of the skin/nails, usually 1 to 3 times a day or as directed by your doctor. Rub in well until absorbed. Wash your hands after applying unless you are treating the hands. How often you apply the medication will depend on the product and your skin condition.

Apply to the skin/nails only. Avoid sensitive areas such as your eyes, lips, inside your mouth/nose, and the vaginal/groin area, unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Ask your doctor or check the label for directions about any areas or types of skin where you should not apply the product (e.g., the face, broken/chapped/cut/irritated/scraped skin, or recently shaved skin). Ask your doctor if you should cover the treated area with a bandage or gauze. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it.

Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not freeze.

Store foam at room temperature between 59-77 degrees F (15-25 degrees C). Do not freeze. Store away from heat and open flame. Because the contents of the canister are under pressure, do not puncture or burn the container. Keep all medicines out of reach of children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.