Kerasal



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

What is 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.

Kerasal is used to soften rough, scaly skin and calluses on the feet.

Kerasal may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.

What is the most important information I should know about Kerasal?

Do not use Kerasal on other areas or for purposes other than those directed on the package or by your doctor.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using Kerasal?

Do not use Kerasal on other areas or for purposes other than those directed on the package or by your doctor.

It is not known whether Kerasal will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use salicylic acid and urea topical without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether Kerasal passes into breast milk. Do not use salicylic acid and urea topical without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use Kerasal?

Use Kerasal exactly as directed by your healthcare provider or as directed on the package. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Gently clean and dry the affected area.

Apply the medication to the affected area(s) as directed.

It is important to use Kerasal regularly to get the most benefit. Do not stop using the medication if you do not see results immediately. Use the medication for the full amount of time directed.

Store Kerasal at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and use only the next regularly scheduled dose.

Do not apply a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of Kerasal is unlikely to be harmful. If you do suspect an overdose, or if the medication has been ingested, call a poison control center or emergency room for advice.

What should I avoid while using Kerasal?

Do not use other topical preparations on the treated area unless otherwise directed by your healthcare provider. Other topical products may interfere with treatment or cause skin irritation.

What are the possible side effects of Kerasal?

Serious side effects are expected to occur with the use of Kerasal. 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 other drugs will affect Kerasal?

Do not use other topical preparations on the treated area unless otherwise directed by your healthcare provider. Other topical products may interfere with treatment or cause skin irritation.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with Kerasal. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking or using any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist has additional information about Kerasal written for health professionals that you may read.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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