Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Urea

Synonym(s): Carbamide, Carbonyldiamide

Contributor(s): Yolande Bishop

Introduction

Name

  • Urea.

Class of drug

  • Hygroscopic agent.
  • Keratolytic agent.
  • Humectant.

Description

Chemical name

  • Carbamide.
  • Carbonyldiamide.

Molecular formula

  • CH4N2O.

Molecular weight

  • 60.06.

Uses

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Indications

  • Dry skin conditions.
  • Nasal hyperkeratosis.
  • Calluses.
  • Ear margin dermatosis.
  • Acne.

Administration

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Curtis C (1998)Use and abuse of topical dermatological therapy in dogs and cats. Part 1. Shampoo therapy.In Pract20(5) 244-251.

Other sources of information

  • Tennant B (1999)Small Animal Formulary.3rd edn. British Small Animal Veterinary Association. ISBN 0 905214 52 8.

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