Undecylenic Acid Undecylenate Salts Zincundecate

What are Undecylenic Acid Undecylenate Salts Zincundecate

Undecylenic acid and undecylenate salts (e.g., calcium undecylenate, copper undecylenate, zinc undecylenate) are topical antifungal agents used primarily for tinea pedis, tinea cruris, and tinea corporis caused by dermatophytic fungi. Zinc undecylenate is also known as zinundecate.

The drugs are used individually or in combination in total concentrations of 10—25%. Undecylenic acid and undecylenate salts were approved by the FDA in 1946.

Brand Names

  • Gordochom
  • Sporix

Indications

  • tinea corporis
  • tinea cruris
  • tinea pedis

Side Effects

No significant adverse reactions have been reported with undecylenic acid, undecylenate salts, zincundecate; however, discontinue these products if skin irritation or localized hypersensitivity occur.

Monitoring Parameters

  • laboratory monitoring not necessary

Contraindications

  • breast-feeding
  • children
  • infants
  • neonates
  • ocular exposure
  • onychomycosis
  • ophthalmic administration
  • pregnancy

Interactions

There are no drug interactions associated with Undecylenic Acid, Undecylenate Salts, Zincundecate products.

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