hydrocortisone and urea topical (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Carmol HC, Keratol HC)?
Apply the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Carmol HC, Keratol HC)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine, or if anyone has accidentally swallowed it. An overdose of hydrocortisone and urea topical applied to the skin is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms.
What should I avoid while using hydrocortisone and urea topical (Carmol HC, Keratol HC)?
Do not use plastic bandages, dressings, or diapers that do not allow air to circulate to the area (occlusive dressings), unless your doctor directs you to do so. The use of occlusive dressings can greatly increase the amount of drug the body absorbs.
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, mouth, and nose, or on your lips. If it does get into any of these areas, wash with water. Do not use hydrocortisone and urea topical on sunburned, windburned, irritated, or broken skin. Also avoid using this medication in open wounds.
Avoid using skin products that can cause irritation, such as harsh soaps or shampoos or skin cleansers, hair coloring or permanent chemicals, hair removers or waxes, or skin products with alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime. Do not use other medicated skin products unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect hydrocortisone and urea topical (Carmol HC, Keratol HC)?
There may be other drugs that can interact with hydrocortisone and urea. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about hydrocortisone and urea topical.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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