What is Kerasal® (salicylic acid and urea topical) used for?
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.
Kerasal® may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
How should I take Kerasal® (salicylic acid and urea topical)?
Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Do not use salicylic acid and urea topical to treat any skin condition that has not been checked by your doctor.
Gently clean and dry the affected area before applying the medication.
Shake the foam well just before each use. Turn the medicine canister upside down to dispense the foam.
Apply the medication to the affected area as directed. Do not use salicylic acid and urea topical on skin that is red, swollen, infected, or oozing.
This medication can cause unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using salicylic acid and urea topical.
Use salicylic acid and urea topical regularly to get the most benefit. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse while using salicylic acid and urea topical.
How do I store Kerasal® (salicylic acid and urea topical)?
Kerasal® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Kerasal® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Kerasal® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Kerasal® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Kerasal® (salicylic acid and urea topical)?
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Kerasal® or other medications.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
It is not known whether salicylic acid and urea topical will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medicine without medical advice if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether salicylic acid and urea topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medicine without medical advice if you are breastfeeding a baby.
This medication should not be used on a child or teenager who has a fever, especially if the child also has flu symptoms or chicken pox. Salicylates can cause a serious and sometimes fatal condition called Reye’s syndrome in children.
Do not use salicylic acid and urea topical on a child younger than 2 years old.
Wart remover medicine may be flammable. Do not use near high heat or open flame such as a burning candle. Wash the medicine off your hands before handling a hair styling appliance (such as a curling or straightening iron). High heat could cause the medicine to ignite and burn your skin.
Do not smoke until the gel has completely dried on your skin.
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, mouth, rectum, or vagina. If this does happen, rinse with water.
Avoid using other medications on the areas you treat with salicylic acid and urea topical unless your doctor tells you to.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breast-feeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Kerasal® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Kerasal®.
What side effects can occur from Kerasal® (salicylic acid and urea topical)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using salicylic acid and urea topical and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as redness or severe skin irritation after applying the medication.
Less serious side effects may include mild burning, itching, or irritation of treated skin.
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Kerasal® (salicylic acid and urea topical)?
Kerasal® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with Kerasal® (salicylic acid and urea topical)?
Kerasal® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Kerasal® (salicylic acid and urea topical)?
Kerasal® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
Health conditions that may interact with this drug are:
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Kerasal® (salicylic acid and urea topical).
What is the dose of Kerasal® (salicylic acid and urea topical) for an adult?
Apply to affected area on feet once or twice daily.
What is the dose of Kerasal® (salicylic acid and urea topical) for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Kerasal® (salicylic acid and urea topical) available?
Kerasal® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Kerasal®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Review Date: November 9, 2017 | Last Modified: November 9, 2017