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Umecta Nail Film

Generic Name: urea
Dosage Form: topical film

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Umecta Nail Film


Rx only
For topical use only
Not for ophthalmic use

Umecta is a keratolytic, emollient which is a gentle, yet potent, tissue softener for nails and skin.  Each gram of Umecta 40% Nail Film suspension with applicator and pen applicator contains urea (40%), disodium EDTA, glycerin, hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG-6 caprylic/capric glycerides, purified water and xanthan gum.

Clinical Pharmacology

Urea gently dissolves the intercellular matrix which results in loosening the horny layer of skin and shedding scaly skin at regular intervals, thereby softening hyperkeratotic areas. Urea also hydrates and gently dissolves the intercellular matrix of the nail plate which can result in the softening and eventual debridement of the nail plate.


The mechanism of action of topically applied urea is not yet known.

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Indications and Uses

For debridement and promotion of normal healing of hyperkeratotic surface lesions, particularly where healing is retarded by local infection, necrotic tissue, fibrinous or purulent debris or eschar. Urea is useful
for the treatment of hyperkeratotic conditions such as dry, rough skin, dermatitis, psoriasis, xerosis, ichthyosis, eczema, keratosis, keratoderma, corns, and calluses, as well as damaged, ingrown and devitalized nails.


Known hypersensitivity to any of the listed ingredients.


For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes, lips or mucous membranes.


This medication is to be used as directed by a physician and should not be used to treat any condition other than that for which it was prescribed. If redness or irritation occurs, discontinue use.

Pregnancy Category C

Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Umecta. It is also not known whether Umecta can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproductive capacity. Umecta should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Nursing Mothers

It is not known whether or not this drug is secreted in human milk. Because many drugs are secreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Umecta is administered to a nursing woman.


Adverse Reactions

Transient stinging, burning, itching, or irritation may occur and normally disappear on discontinuing the medication.

Dosage and Administration

Apply Umecta 40% Nail Film suspension to diseased or damaged nail tissue or skin twice per day, or as directed by a physician. Cover with adhesive bandage or gauze, secure with adhesive tape. An additional option is to remove a “finger” from a plastic or vinyl glove and slip it over the bandage-covered site. Secure glove finger with additional adhesive tape.

How Supplied

Umecta® 40% Nail Film (urea, 40%) suspension is available in a:

18 ml bottle - with applicator NDC 68712-010-01

Box of 6 - 3 ml - pen applicators NDC 68712-010-03

Store at controlled room temperature 15-30°C (59-86°F).
Protect from freezing.

Manufactured for:

Innocutis Holdings LLC
Charleston, SC 29401
Toll Free: 1-800-499-4468

urea film
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL Item Code (Source) NDC:68712-010
Route of Administration TOPICAL DEA Schedule     
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
UREA (UREA) UREA 400 mg  in 1 g
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient Name Strength
Edetate Disodium  
Xanthan Gum  
# Item Code Package Description
1 NDC:68712-010-01 18 g in 1 BOTTLE
2 NDC:68712-010-03 6 DOSE PACK (DOSE PACK) in 1 CARTON
2 3 g in 1 DOSE PACK
3 NDC:68712-010-04 18 DOSE PACK (DOSE PACK) in 1 CARTON
3 3 g in 1 DOSE PACK
Marketing Information
Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
unapproved drug other 06/01/2006
Labeler - Innocutis Holdings LLC (071501252)
Name Address ID/FEI Operations
Ei Inc 105803274 manufacture
Revised: 11/2011
Innocutis Holdings LLC