How should I use Aluvea (urea topical)?
Urea topical is available in many different forms (cream, lotion, ointment, liquid, gel, foam, shampoo, and others) for use on the skin or the scalp. Use your medicine exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Do not take by mouth. Urea topical is for use only on the skin. If this medication gets in your eyes, nose, mouth, rectum, or vagina, rinse with water.
Use a mild soap or cleanser to wash the skin or nail area to be treated. Urea topical may work best if the skin or nail to be treated is left slightly damp before the medicine is applied.
Apply a thin layer of this medicine to the affected skin and rub it in as completely as possible.
When applying urea topical to the nails, avoid getting any medicine on the cuticles or surrounding skin. Apply generously to the nail and allow the medicine to dry. You may cover the nail with a bandage or gauze if your doctor advises. The treated nail should be easily removed after several days.
Shake the urea topical foam well just before each use. Other forms of this medicine may also need to be shaken before use. Follow all directions on th medicine label.
Wash your hands with soap and water after applying this medicine, unless you are treating the skin on your hands.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse while using urea topical.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not freeze. Keep the medicine container tightly closed when not in use.
Keep the foam canister away from open flame or high heat. The canister may explode if it gets too hot. Do not puncture or burn an empty foam canister.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What other drugs will affect Aluvea (urea topical)?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied urea. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
(39% Urea Cream)
Aluvea™ (urea) cream, 39% is a keratolytic emollient, which is a gentle, yet effective, tissue softener for skin.
Each gram of Aluvea Cream contains 39% Urea as the active ingredient, and the following inactive ingredients: dimethyl isosorbide, emulsifying wax NF, glycerin 99.7% USP, isopropyl myristate, purified water, sorbitol 70% Solution USP, tridecyl stearate and neopentyl glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate and tridecyl trimellitate.
Urea is diamide of Carbonic acid with the following structure:
Urea should be used as directed by a physician and should not be used to treat conditions other than those for which it was prescribed. If redness or irritation occurs, discontinue use.
Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Aluvea. It is also not known whether Aluvea can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproductive capacity. Aluvea should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
It is not known whether Aluvea is excreted in human milk, therefore caution should be exercised when administering to a nursing mother.
Transient stinging, burning, itching or irritation is possible and normally resolves upon discontinuing the medication.
Dosage and administrations
Apply Aluvea to affected skin twice per day, or as directed by your physician. Rub in until completely absorbed.