Chemical Component Summary

FormulaC H4 N2 O
Molecular Weight60.05
Isomeric SMILESNC(N)=O

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count8
Chiral Atom Count0
Chiral Atomsn/a
Bond Count7
Aromatic Bond Count0
Leaving Atomsn/a

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB03904 Different stereochemistry
DescriptionA compound formed in the liver from ammonia produced by the deamination of amino acids. It is the principal end product of protein catabolism and constitutes about one half of the total urinary solids. [PubChem]
Brand Names
  • Aluvea
  • Calmurid Crm
  • Calmurid HC Crm
  • Carb-O-philic
  • Carbamex 330mgms
Indication<ul> <li>10% hydrate skin</li> <li>15% accelerate fibrin degradation</li> <li>20-30% are antipruritic, break down keratin, decrease the thickness of the stratum corneum and are used in scaling conditions such as ichthysosis</li> <li>40% are proteolytic and may be used to dissolve and peel dystrophic nails</li> </ul> <br>[Patient Self Care, 2010]</br>
PharmacologyAs a humectant, urea draws water into the striatum corneum.
Route of administration
  • Oral
  • Topical
CategoriesOrganic Chemicals
CAS number57-13-6
Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID:21059682