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Background and Date of Approval
Urea + Lactic acid + Glycerine is a moisturizer. It has emollient and keratolytic properties.
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Urea works by penetrating the top layer of skin, where it easily absorbs and retains water. As a result, it improves the skin's ability to retain moisture and hydrates its outermost layer, making it smoother and softer. On the other hand, lactic acid helps maintain and enhance the skin's natural hydration and improves collagen renewal and skin firmness.
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Urea+ Lactic acid+ Glycerine is used to treat Hand and foot syndrome. It is also used to treat skin-related disorders such as Ichthyosis and hyperkeratosis.
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Urea + Lactic acid + Glycerine is applied twice or thrice a day after washing the affected area. After being applied to the skin for 3 to 5 minutes, the cream is lightly massaged into the skin. Excess cream should be wiped away with a tissue rather than washed off. Avoid vigorously rubbing your hand or foot.
Warnings, Precautions and Side Effects of undefined
Contact your physician immediately if you experience allergies to Urea + Lactic acid + Glycerine and its ingredients. Tell your doctor promptly if you get skin irritation, pain, redness, itching, or burning sensation. Avoid applying this cream on eyes, lips, and mucous membranes. It is for external use only
Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or are planning to get pregnant before starting treatment with Urea + Lactic acid+ Glycerine. It is unknown whether this cream causes fetus harm or passes into breast milk. However, it is advisable to tell your healthcare practitioner if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to have a baby before starting treatment with this cream.
The common side effects that are likely to occur while you are on the treatment with Urea + Lactic acid + Glycerine are irritation, smarting or stinging pain, burning sensation, itching, and erythema (skin redness). If you experience severe irritation, discontinue the use of this cream.
Word Of Advice
It is suggested to inform your healthcare professional if you are allergic to Urea + Lactic acid + Glycerine and its ingredients to avoid life-threatening complications. Avoid forceful rubbing on the hand and feet. It is recommended for external use and to avoid contact with the mouth, eyes, and mucous membranes.
Frequently Asked Question
- Getwell Oncology Pvt. Ltd., Electronic medicines compendium (emc), [ Revised on May 2017] [Accessed on 25th October 2022], https://www.getwelloncology.com/pi/urea-and-lactic-acid-cream.pdf
- Jaime Piquero-Casals et al; Urea in Dermatology: A Review of its Emollient, Moisturizing, Keratolytic, Skin Barrier Enhancing and Antimicrobial Properties; Published on Oct 2021; Accessed on 25th October 2022; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8611129/
- Goodman & Gilman’s, The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics; 12th Edition, 2011, 681-686.
The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice; it is meant for educational purposes only. For further details, consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you are eligible to receive this treatment.