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Aquadrate 10% w/w
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Cream 100g

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Bank Transfer: A member of our team will contact you requesting for your bank details. These details are only used to transfer the funds back into your account.

Treatment Information

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What is Aquadrate cream used for?

Aquadrate cream is a moisturiser which contains the active ingredient Urea. It is used for treating dry skin conditions such as:

  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Ichthyosis
  • Psoriasis
  • Xeroderma

How does dry skin develop?

As we age, the natural oils (lipids) on the surface of our skin diminish. Some common reasons for developing dry skin conditions are:

  • Washing too regularly
  • Using harsh soaps and cosmetics
  • Taking certain medicines (antihistamines, blood pressure and cholesterol medicines)
  • Genetics

The outermost layer of the skin (stratum corneum) comprises many cells packed tightly together with natural oils (lipids). This layer of the skin is responsible for protecting against infection and dehydration.

When the amount of natural oil or lipids on the skin reduce, moisture is able to escape easily, resulting in dry skin. The top layer of cells, which are normally held together with the lipids, becomes brittle and flake away.

How can I tell if I have dry skin?

The signs and symptoms of dry skin may not be present all the time. Certain conditions may cause your skin to flare up, making the symptoms of dry skin more obvious. Some common symptoms of dry skin include:

  • Ashy skin
  • Cracks in the skin
  • Deep cracks in the skin which may bleed
  • Flaking, scaling or peeling
  • Itching (pruritus)
  • Redness and inflammation
  • Rough texture to skin
  • Tight feeling skin

How can I prevent dry skin from developing?

In many cases, simple lifestyle changes can reduce the signs and symptoms of dry skin. Possible changes you could make to reduce your symptoms include:

  • Decreasing the length of time your skin is exposed to water
  • Drying your skin by patting, not rubbing
  • Reducing the temperature of your bath or shower
  • Using a moisturiser regularly
  • Using a humidifier
  • Using gentle soaps and body washes

Who is at a greater risk of developing dry skin?

Some people are at a higher risk of developing dry skin than others. People at an increased risk include those who:

  • are aged 40 or older
  • have a job which involves regularly exposing their skin to water, such as nursing, cleaning or hairstyling jobs
  • live in dry, cold and low humidity climates
  • regularly swim in chlorinated pools

If making lifestyle changes have not improved your dry skin, you could benefit from using Aquadrate cream.

How does Aquadrate cream work?

Aquadrate cream's active ingredient is called urea. This compound penetrates the surface of the skin and helps the skin retain water, keeping the skin hydrated for longer.

This compound is mixed with a moisturiser, which provides an impermeable barrier to the surface of the skin to prevent moisture from evaporating too quickly.

In short, the cream locks in moisture within the skin and replenishes the protective layer on the skin’s surface to provide an effective treatment for dry skin.

How do I use Aquadrate cream?

Aquadrate cream should be applied twice daily to dry skin areas.

Apply a small amount of the cream to the affected area and gently massage it until it is absorbed by the skin.

Do not apply Aquadrate cream to broken or weeping skin.

Wash your hands after using the cream to prevent getting any of the product in your eyes.

Aquadrate side effects and cautions

All medicines have the potential of causing side effects, though not everybody experiences them. Understanding the risks associated with your treatment and possible side effects which may occur, is important to your health.

You can find more information about the side effects and cautions of using Aquadrate cream in the patient information leaflet that comes packaged with your medicine.

Side effects may include:

  • Fluid retention (swelling)
  • Skin irritation (itching, burning or redness)

This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Further information regarding the safety of Aquadrate cream, including a complete list of known side effects, can be found within the patient information leaflet.

Who should not use Aquadrate?

Do not use Aquadrate cream if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed on the label. 

If you experience an allergic reaction to Aquadrate cream, stop using the cream and seek immediate medical attention. Go straight to your nearest A&E department. Remember to take the packaging and any remaining medicine with you so doctors treating you know exactly what you took.

Can I use Aquadrate cream while pregnant or breastfeeding?

You should tell our doctors if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding, before ordering Aquadrate cream.

Aquadrate cream may be used by pregnant women if the benefits of its use outweigh any possible risk to their child.

Breastfeeding women should use caution when using Aquadrate cream.

Do not apply Aquadrate cream to your breasts before breastfeeding.

Other safety information

If you have any questions about Aquadrate, you can send a message to one of our online doctors via the online messaging service.

Do not use Aquadrate cream past the expiry date printed on the packaging. The date refers to the last day of the specified month.

Never throw away medicine via household or water waste. Take any unwanted or expired medicine to your local pharmacy and ask them to dispose of it safely on your behalf.

Always store medicine out of the sight and reach of children and pets.

Never share your medicine with anyone else, even if they are exhibiting the same symptoms as you.

Frequently asked questions about Aquadrate

What should I do if I forget to use Aquadrate cream?

If you forget to use Aquadrate cream when you should, use it as soon as you remember.

If it is near the time of your next dosage, skip the missed dose and continue to use your treatment as you normally would.

Do not apply more of the cream to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I use more Aquadrate cream than I should?

Using more Aquadrate cream than required will not make the medicine more effective, but can increase your risk of experiencing side effects.

If you apply more Aquadrate cream than you should, wipe away the excess and take care in the future not to apply more cream than you need.

Can I use other creams and lotions while using Aquadrate cream?

You should inform our doctors if you are using any other topical treatments when placing your order for Aquadrate cream.

While interactions between Aquadrate cream and other topical medicines have not been reported, caution should be exercised when using Aquadrate cream alongside other topical treatments.

Moisturisers can make it easier for other topical treatments to penetrate the skin. But you should avoid using Aquadrate cream and other topical treatments at the same time. Moisturisers can dilute other topical treatments, lowering their effectiveness.

Allow half an hour to elapse between applying Aquadrate cream and using other topical treatments.

Additional resources

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Treatment information

  • Product Name: Aquadrate
  • Manufacturer: Alliance Pharma
  • Active Ingredient(s): Urea
  • Administration: Topical
  • Presentation: Lotion
  • Available Strength: Urea (10%)
  • Exemption: Pharmacy
  • Application: Men and women over 18
  • Dosage: Apply to affected area of skin twice daily
  • Description: Aquadrate is a hydrating topical treatment for dry skin conditions
  • Drug Class: Emollient
  • Alcohol Consumption: No influence
  • When Pregnant: Inform our doctor if you are pregnant or intend on becoming pregnant
  • When Breastfeeding: Inform our doctor if you are breastfeeding
  • Price: 5.99 GBP

Authored & Reviewed By

Mohamed Imran Lakhi

Mohamed Imran Lakhi

MPharm - Lead Pharmacist
Imran Lakhi is the superintendent pharmacist and founder at Prescription Doctor. He has been at the core of our team.

Published on: 22/03/2019 Reviewed on: 13/03/2024

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