Kerol

Generic Name: lactic acid/salicylic acid/urea (LAK-tik/SAL-i-SIL-ik/ue-REE-a)
Brand Name: Kerol

Kerol is used for:

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

Kerol is a keratolytic. It works by helping to loosen and shed hard, scaly skin.

Do NOT use Kerol if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Kerol

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

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Before using Kerol:

Some medical conditions may interact with Kerol. 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 damaged or severely irritated

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

Ask your health care provider if Kerol 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 Kerol:

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

  • Wash your hands immediately before and after using Kerol unless your hands are part of the treated area.
  • Apply Kerol to the affected skin as directed by your doctor. Rub in gently until the medicine is completely absorbed.
  • If you miss a dose of Kerol 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 Kerol.

Important safety information:

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

Possible side effects of Kerol:

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. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

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

Proper storage of Kerol:

Store Kerol at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Do not freeze. Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Keep Kerol out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Kerol, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Kerol 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.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Kerol or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Kerol. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Kerol. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Kerol.

Issue Date: April 2, 2014
Database Edition 14.2.1.001
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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