undecylenic acid


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un·dec·y·len·ic ac·id

(ŭn'des-i-len'ik as'id),
An acid present in small amounts in sweat; used with its zinc salt in ointments, or as a powder.

undecylenic acid

/un·dec·yl·en·ic ac·id/ (un-des″ĭ-len´ik) an unsaturated fatty acid used as a topical antifungal agent.

undecylenic acid

[un′desilen′ik]
a topical antifungal agent.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of athlete's foot and ringworm.
contraindications Known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use. It is not used in the eyes or on mucous membranes. Caution is advised when the patient is diabetic.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are skin irritation and hypersensitivity reactions.

undecylenic acid (topical) (un´-desilen´ik),

n brand names: Caldesene Medicated Powder, Cruex products, Desenex Aerosol Powder, others;
drug class: local antifungal;
action: interferes with fungal cell membrane permeability;
uses: tinea cruris, tinea pedis, diaper rash, minor skin irritations.

undecylenic acid, undecanoic acid, undecenoic acid

an unsaturated fatty acid, used topically, in ointment or powder form, as an antifungal agent; toxic reactions are rare.