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Kerol Emulsion
Kerol Emulsion


Kerol Emulsion

Generic Name: Urea in Zinc/Lactic Acid (ue-REE-a/zink/LACK-tik AS-id)Brand Name: Kerol

Kerol Emulsion is used for:

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

Kerol Emulsion 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 Kerol Emulsion if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Kerol Emulsion

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if this applies to you.

Before using Kerol Emulsion:

Some medical conditions may interact with Kerol Emulsion. 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
  • if you have a history of blood circulation problems or diabetes

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

Ask your health care provider if Kerol Emulsion 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 Kerol Emulsion:

Use Kerol Emulsion as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Apply Kerol Emulsion to the affected area as directed by your doctor. Gently rub it in until it is evenly distributed.
  • Wash your hands right away after using Kerol Emulsion, unless your hands are part of the treated area.
  • If you miss a dose of Kerol Emulsion, 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 Kerol Emulsion.

Important safety information:

  • Kerol Emulsion is for external use only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get it in any of these areas, rinse right away with cool tap water.
  • Do not use more than the recommended dose or use for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
  • Do not use Kerol Emulsion for other skin conditions without checking with your doctor.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Kerol Emulsion while you are pregnant. It is not known if Kerol Emulsion is found in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Kerol Emulsion, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Kerol Emulsion:

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); severe or persistent skin irritation, burning, stinging, or itching.

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 http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

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

Proper storage of Kerol Emulsion:

Store Kerol Emulsion at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Protect from freezing. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep Kerol Emulsion out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Kerol Emulsion, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Kerol Emulsion 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 Kerol Emulsion. 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.

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