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Urea Lotion Prescribing Information

Package insert / product label
Generic name: urea
Dosage form: lotion
Drug class: Topical emollients

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Sep 12, 2023.

Urea Lotion Description

This product is a keratolytic emollient which is a gentle, yet potent, tissue softener for nails and/or skin. Each gram contains 400 mg of urea in a vehicle consisting of: carbomer, cetyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, mineral oil, petrolatum, propylene glycol, sodium hydroxide, water and xanthan gum.

Urea is a diamide of carbonic acid with the following chemical structure:


Urea Lotion - 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 of the skin.

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

Indications and Usage for Urea Lotion

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 pilaris, keratosis palmaris, keratoderma, corns and calluses, as well as damaged, ingrown and devitalized nails.


This product is contraindicated in persons with known or suspected hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients of the product.




General: This product 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 and consult a physician.

Information for Patients: Patients should discontinue the use of this product if the condition becomes worse or if a rash develops in the area being treated or elsewhere. Avoid contact with eyes, lips and mucous membranes.

Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis and Impairment of Fertility: Long-term animal studies for carcinogenic potential have not been performed on this product to date. Studies on reproduction and fertility also have not been performed.

Pregnancy:Category C. Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with this product. It is also not known whether this product can affect reproduction capacity or cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. This product should be used by a pregnant woman only if clearly needed or when potential benefits outweigh potential hazards to the fetus.

Nursing Mothers: It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when this product is administered to a nursing woman.

Adverse Reactions/Side Effects

Transient stinging, burning, itching or irritation may occur and normally disappear upon discontinuing the use of this product.

Urea Lotion Dosage and Administration

Apply to affected skin twice per day, or as directed by a physician. Rub in until completely absorbed. Apply to diseased or damaged nail(s) twice per day, or as directed by a physician.

Storage and Handling

Store at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F), excursions permitted between 15°C to 30°C (between 59°F to 86°F). Brief exposure to temperatures up to 40°C (104°F) may be tolerated provided the mean kinetic temperature does not exceed 25°C (77°F); however, such exposure should be minimized.

NOTICE: Protect from freezing and excessive heat. The product may tend to darken in color on storage. The discoloration does not impair the efficacy or safety of the product. Keep bottle tightly closed.

How is Urea Lotion supplied

This product is supplied in the following
8 oz. (226.8 g) bottles, NDC 81542-201-08

To report a serious adverse event or obtain product information, call 1-855-899-4237.

Manufactured for:
Bantry Pharma, LLC
1000 N. West Street, Suite 1200
Wilmington, DE 19801
2100565 [00] Rev. 09/2021


urea lotion
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:81542-201
Route of AdministrationTOPICAL
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
UREA (UNII: 8W8T17847W) (UREA - UNII:8W8T17847W) UREA400 mg in 1 g
Product Characteristics
Colorwhite (White to off white) Score
FlavorImprint Code
#Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
1NDC:81542-201-08226.8 g in 1 BOTTLE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product09/07/202106/30/2025
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
unapproved drug other09/07/202106/30/2025
Labeler - Bantry Pharma, LLC (117871480)