Keralac

(Urea)

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Treats skin disorders.

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

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Quick facts about Urea
  • Drug class: Dermatologic
  • Rx status: Prescription or OTC
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (urea)

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).
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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).
How it works

Keralac (Urea) softens thickened areas of the skin by gently loosening the horny layer of skin and causing scaly skin to shed.

Quick facts about Urea
  • Drug class: Dermatologic
  • Rx status: Prescription or OTC
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (urea)

Used for

Dosage forms

  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Foam
  • Topical
  • Pads
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Side effect rates for Keralac (Urea)

Common concerns from people taking Keralac (Urea)

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Pregnancy

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
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