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In the US, Urea (urea topical) is a member of the drug class miscellaneous diuretics.

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CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Dermatological agent

Keratolytic agent

Diuretic agent, osmotically acting

Chemical Name


Foreign Names

  • Ureum (Latin)
  • Harnstoff (German)
  • Urée (French)
  • Urea (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Urea (OS: JAN)
  • Carbamidum (IS)
  • E 927b (IS)
  • Kohlensäurediamid (IS)
  • Harnstoff (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Urea (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)
  • Urée (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ureum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Urea (13C) (OS: JAN)
  • (¹³C) Harnstoff (IS)
  • Urea, C13 markiert (IS)
  • Urea C 13 (PH: USP 38)
  • Harnstoff-Wasserstoffperoxid (IS)
  • Harnstoff-Wasserstoffperoxid-Additionsverbindung 1:1 (IS)
  • Urea hydrogen peroxide (IS)
  • Urea peroxide (IS)
  • Carbamide Peroxide (PH: USP 38)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

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