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