Keralac
Alternatives

(Urea)

Keralac (Urea)

Prescription or OTC

Salex (Salicylic Acid)

Prescription or OTC
1 of 1 alternatives
Treats skin disorders.

Keralac (Urea) treats a variety of skin conditions, but shouldn’t be used by children.

Treats skin disorders.

Salex (Salicylic Acid) treats a variety of skin conditions, but shouldn’t be used by children or people with kidney or liver problems.

Upsides
  • Keralac (Urea) is useful for treating hyperkeratotic (thickened) skin conditions such as dry, rough skin, skin cracks and fissures, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, keratoses, and calluses.
  • Side effects normally disappear after you stop using Keralac (Urea).
  • Comes as a cream, a lotion, and as a shampoo.
  • Can be used to treat psoriasis on the body, scalp, palms, and soles.
  • Applied to the skin at night and washed off in the morning.
  • Comes as a kit that includes lotion to treat skin dryness casued by Salex (Salicylic Acid).
Downsides
  • Keralac (Urea) can cause skin stinging, burning, itching, or irritation.
  • Can't be used by children.
  • Pregnant women need to talk with their doctors before using Keralac (Urea).
  • Children under 12 years of age shouldn't use Salex (Salicylic Acid).
  • People with kidney or liver damage need to be monitored closely for signs of salicylate toxicity (nausea, vomiting, dizziness, loss of hearing, fatigue) while using Salex (Salicylic Acid).
  • Using Salex (Salicylic Acid) too often or over larger areas of skin than necessary can cause toxic levels.
Used for
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Dosage forms
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Foam
  • Topical
  • Pads
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Gel
  • Liquid
  • Shampoo
  • Patch
  • Plaster
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Side effects
The Keralac (Urea) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Salex (Salicylic Acid) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
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  • Brain damage or death from Reye's Syndrome

    Children 18 years or younger

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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