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Medications and Drugs

Brand Names: Kerasal

Generic Name: salicylic acid and urea topical (Pronunciation: sal ih SILL ik AH sid and you REE ah)

What is salicylic acid and urea topical (Kerasal)?

Salicylic acid is a keratolytic (peeling agent). Salicylic acid causes shedding of the outer layer of skin.

Urea is an emollient (skin softening agent). Urea helps to moisturize the skin.

Salicylic acid and urea topical is used to soften rough, scaly skin and calluses on the feet.

Salicylic acid and urea topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.

What are the possible side effects of salicylic acid and urea topical (Kerasal)?

Serious side effects are expected to occur with the use of salicylic acid and urea topical. If you do experience any of the following rare serious side effects, stop using salicylic acid and urea topical and seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor:

  • an rare but serious allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, face, or tongue; or hives); or
  • severe skin irritation.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about salicylic acid and urea topical (Kerasal)?

Do not use salicylic acid and urea topical on other areas or for purposes other than those directed on the package or by your doctor.



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