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Urea Foam

Generic Name: Urea (ue-REE-a)Brand Name: Hydro 40 Foam

Urea Foam is used for:

Treating dry, rough, scaly skin caused by certain conditions (eg, dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, cracked skin, calluses). It may also be used for certain other skin or nail conditions as determined by your doctor.

Urea Foam is a debriding agent. It works by helping the breakdown of dead skin, which helps to loosen and shed hard and scaly skin. It also softens and moisturizes the skin.

Do NOT use Urea Foam if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Urea Foam

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Urea Foam:

Some medical conditions may interact with Urea Foam. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if the affected area is broken or severely irritated

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Urea Foam. Because little, if any, of Urea Foam is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

Ask your health care provider if Urea Foam may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Urea Foam:

Use Urea Foam as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Wash your hands immediately before and after using Urea Foam unless your hands are part of the treated area.
  • Apply Urea Foam to the affected skin as directed by your doctor. Rub in gently until the medicine is completely absorbed.
  • After you use Urea Foam, wipe any excess foam off of the container.
  • If you miss a dose of Urea Foam and you are using it regularly, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Urea Foam.

Important safety information:

  • Urea Foam is for external use only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, mouth, or on your lips. If you get Urea Foam in your eyes, rinse them right away with cool water.
  • Do not apply to broken or severely irritated skin.
  • Do not use more than the recommended dose or use for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
  • Do not use Urea Foam for other skin conditions at a later time.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: It is not known if Urea Foam can cause harm to the fetus. If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Urea Foam while you are pregnant. It is not known if Urea Foam is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Urea Foam, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Urea Foam:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Mild, temporary burning, itching, irritation, or stinging.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); redness; severe or persistent burning or irritation.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Urea Foam:

Store Urea Foam at room temperature, between 59 and 77 degrees F (15 and 25 degrees C). Avoid temperatures above 120 degrees F (49 degrees C). Do not freeze. Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not puncture, break, or burn the canister even if it appears to be empty. Keep Urea Foam out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Urea Foam, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Urea Foam is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Urea Foam. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

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