Urea 25% cream is indicated for the treatment of dry, cracked skin and hyperkeratosis on the soles of the feet including the heels. Suitable for general and diabetic foot care.
Topical urea preparations
Urea is an osmotic diuretic similar to mannitol but more irritant. It induces diuresis by increasing osmotic pressure of the glomerular filtrate and increasing excretion of sodium, potassium and chloride ions. Its osmotic effect also draws water from cells e.g. brain, CSF and anterior chamber of the eye, thereby decreasing intracranial or intraocular pressure. Unlike mannitol, urea penetrates the eye and causes a rebound increase in intraocular pressure if the plasma concentration of the drug is less than that in the vitreous humour. Applied topically, urea promotes hydration of keratin and mild keratolysis in dry skin. It increases water uptake by the stratum corneum and has an antipruritic effect.
Apply a small amount twice daily to the skin after washing or bathing.
In extreme cases, before bed you may choose to cover the feet with plastic wrap and then put socks over the plastic wrap to increase the hydration rate.
Recommended for use on adults and children over 12 years.
After use, wear sandals or slippers to avoid staining carpets.
For use only on the soles of the feet and heels unless otherwise directed by the prescriber. Pregnant women should consult their Healthcare Professional before use. For External Use Only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Always replace cap after use. Do not use if tube seal is broken or appears tampered with.
May irritate inflamed skin or exudative lesions. Transient stinging may occur in deep cracks. Discontinue use if local irritation or rash occurs during use.
Urea cream can be used during pregnancy and lactation.
Store between 10° – 30° C in a dry place. Keep lid tightly closed.