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Urea

Last updated on 03/08/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Urea

ALTERNATIVE NAME: Carbamide

CHINESE NAME: 尿素

BRAND NAME(S) IN HONG KONG: Caruderma 歐化潤膚寶, Euderm 癒膚定

DRUG CLASS: Emollients, Keratolytics

SUB CLASS: Humectant

USED FOR: Prevent or relieve dry skin condition, Skin diseases

AVAILABLE DOSAGE FORMS:
– 10%, 40% (cream)

What is Urea for?

Urea is a type of emollient and keratolytic that moisturises the skin to treat dry skin conditions such as redness or itching, and other skin conditions such as keratoderma and dermatitis.

How to use it?

Urea can be applied to skin. Apply a thin layer of cream and rub onto the affected area 2-3 times daily.

What are the side effects of Urea?

Common side effects of Urea include buring, stinging, or itching of skins.

Who should not take Urea?

People who are allergic to Urea or any component of the formulation.

Pharmacist Tips:

– Wash hands before and after use.
– Clean the affected part before use and make sure to dry well.
– Do not apply on acutely inflamed skin or open wounds.

Common dosing schedule:
Urea can be used at any time of a day.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Urea may interact with:
No known significant interactions.

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Urea in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Urea is an over-the-counter medicine and can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Urea in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.