Generic Name: urea
Dosage Form: ointment
Medically reviewed on July 2, 2018
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Urea 40% has been used for many years for the nonsurgical avulsion of mycotic nails. Nonsurgical avulsion is a conservative procedure which can be utilized by the geriatric, diabetic or vascular patient. Nonsurgical avulsion has the advantage of avoiding the possible side effects of oral drugs.
Gordon's Urea 40% is supplied as 1 oz. Jars.
Urea 40%, Petrolatum 17.8%, White Wax 5%, Anhydrous Lanolin 15%, Purified Water
For loosening, debriding and avulsion of devitalized nail tissue. Apply to affected area in an apertured pad. Protect surrounding skin. Apply Urea 40% to the diseased nail surface and cover with plastic film. Anchor with adhesive tape. Cover with "finger cut" of plastic or vinyl glove and anchor with more adhesive tape. Keep dry and occlusive for 3-7 days. Cleanse, debride and reapply if necessary.
Hypersensitivity to Urea or any of the components of this preparation. If redness or irritation occurs, discontinue use. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.
Urea is an organic compound present in mammals. Wehn it was first synthesized from an inorganic compound in the last century. Urea is now prepared by heating Calcium Cyanamide with water under pressure. Proteolytic action on the nail plate and nail bed by its keratolytic properties, with the resulting maceration inducing an effective, painless and bloodless nail removal procedure.
|Gordons Urea 40
|Labeler - Gordon Laboratories (002333847)|
|Registrant - Gordon Laboratories (002333847)|
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