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Urea Nail nail stick

Generic Name: urea in zinc/lactic acid (ue-REE-a/zink/LAK-tik AS-id)
Brand Name: Urea Nail

Urea Nail nail stick is used for:

Aiding in the healing of certain skin and nail conditions (eg, calluses; corns; dry, rough skin; eczema; psoriasis; ingrown nails). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Urea Nail nail stick is a debriding agent. It works by helping to loosen, soften, and shed nails or hard and scaly skin.

Do NOT use Urea Nail nail stick if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Urea Nail nail stick

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if this applies to you.

Before using Urea Nail nail stick:

Some medical conditions may interact with Urea Nail nail stick. 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 you have a history of blood circulation problems or diabetes

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

Ask your health care provider if Urea Nail nail stick 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 Urea Nail nail stick:

Use Urea Nail nail stick as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Shake well before each use.
  • Apply Urea Nail nail stick to the affected area as directed by your doctor. Gently rub it in until it is evenly distributed.
  • Wash your hands immediately after using Urea Nail nail stick, unless your hands are part of the treated area.
  • As Urea Nail nail stick dries, it may turn white in color. This is normal and not a cause for concern.
  • Use Urea Nail nail stick on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it.
  • If you miss a dose of Urea Nail nail stick, 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 Urea Nail nail stick.

Important safety information:

  • Urea Nail nail stick is for external use only. Do not use near the vaginal/groin area. Do not get it on your lips or in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get it in any of these areas, rinse right away with cool tap water.
  • Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens while using Urea Nail nail stick.
  • Do not use more than the recommended dose or use for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
  • Do not use Urea Nail nail stick for other skin conditions without checking with your doctor.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Urea Nail nail stick while you are pregnant. It is not known if this medicine is found in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Urea Nail nail stick, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Urea Nail nail stick:

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, stinging, or itching of the skin.

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); severe or persistent skin burning, stinging, or itching; skin redness 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 Urea Nail nail stick:

Store Urea Nail nail stick at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Protect from freezing. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Urea Nail nail stick out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Urea Nail nail stick, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Urea Nail nail stick 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 Urea Nail nail stick 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 Urea Nail nail stick. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Urea Nail nail stick. 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 Urea Nail nail stick.

Issue Date: June 3, 2015