Urea is a diamide of carbonic acid with the following chemical structure:
NH2 | C=O | NH2
Urea gently dissolves the intercellular matrix, which results in loosening the horny layer of skin and shedding scaly skin at regular intervals, thereby softening hyperkeratotic areas.
The mechanism of action of topically applied Urea is not yet known.
INDICATIONS AND USES:
For debridement and promotion of normal healing of hyperkeratotic surface lesions, particularly where healing is retarded by local infection, necrotic tissue, fibrinous or purulent debris or eschar. Urea is useful for the treatment of hyperkeratotic conditions such as dry, rough skin, dermatitis, psoriasis, xerosis, ichthyosis, eczema, keratosis pilaris, keratosis palmaris, keratoderma, corns and calluses.
Known hypersensitivity to any of the listed ingredients.
For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes, lips or mucous membranes.
This medication is to be used as directed by a physician and should not be used to treat any condition other than that for which it was prescribed. If redness or irritation occurs, discontinue use.
Pregnancy Category B. Animal reproduction studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response, 50% UREA TOPICAL SUSPENSION should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
It is not known whether or not this drug is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when 50% Urea Topical Suspension is administered to a nursing woman.
KEEP THIS AND ALL MEDICATIONS OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.
Transient stinging, burning, itching or irritation may occur and normally disappear on discontinuing the medication.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
Apply 50% UREA TOPICAL SUSPENSION to affected skin twice per day, or as directed by a physician. Rub in until completely absorbed.
50% UREA TOPICAL SUSPENSION is supplied as a 284 g (10 oz) tube, NDC 68032-261-13 Store at controlled room temperature 15°-30° C (59°-86° F).
Protect from freezing.
Manufactured for: River's Edge Pharmaceuticals, LLC Suwanee, GA 30024
The packaging below represents the labeling currently used.
50% Urea Topical Suspension
DIRECTIONS: For use on rough, dry skin conditions. See carton or package insert for instructions. Use only as directed by a physician.