Carmol 40 Cream

Generic Name: Urea (you-REE-ah)Brand Name: Examples include Carmol 40 and Keralac

Carmol 40 Cream is used for:

Promoting the healing of certain skin conditions (eg, hyperkeratotic conditions). It may also be used for certain other skin conditions (eg, corns; calluses; rough, dry skin) as determined by your doctor.

Carmol 40 Cream is a debriding agent. It works by helping the breakdown of dead skin and pus, which helps to loosen and shed hard and scaly skin.

Do NOT use Carmol 40 Cream if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Carmol 40 Cream

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Carmol 40 Cream:

Some medical conditions may interact with Carmol 40 Cream. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Carmol 40 Cream. Because little, if any, of Carmol 40 Cream is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Carmol 40 Cream may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Carmol 40 Cream:

Use Carmol 40 Cream as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Carmol 40 Cream is for external use only.
  • Wash hands before and after using Carmol 40 Cream unless your hands are part of the treated area.
  • Apply a small amount of Carmol 40 Cream to the affected area as directed by your doctor. If you get Carmol 40 Cream on any skin that is not part of the treated area, wash it off thoroughly.
  • You may cover the affected area unless directed otherwise by your doctor.
  • If you miss a dose of Carmol 40 Cream, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Carmol 40 Cream.

Important safety information:

  • Carmol 40 Cream is for external use only. Do not get it in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get Carmol 40 Cream in the eyes, rinse them immediately with a generous amount of cool water.
  • Do not apply to broken or severely irritated skin.
  • Do not exceed the recommended dose, use Carmol 40 Cream for longer than prescribed, or use Carmol 40 Cream for other skin conditions without checking with your doctor.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Carmol 40 Cream, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Carmol 40 Cream during pregnancy. It is unknown if Carmol 40 Cream is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Carmol 40 Cream, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Carmol 40 Cream:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Mild skin irritation; temporary burning, stinging, or itching.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); redness; severe or persistent irritation.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Carmol 40 Cream:

Store Carmol 40 Cream at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Protect from freezing. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Carmol 40 Cream out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Carmol 40 Cream, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Carmol 40 Cream is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Carmol 40 Cream. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.