Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Blis-To-Sol Powder, Cruex, Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Formula, Protectol, Undelenic
Generic Name: undecylenic acid topical (Pronunciation: un deh si LEN ik AS id)
What is undecylenic acid topical (Blis-To-Sol Powder, Cruex, Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Formula, Protectol, Undelenic)?
Undecylenic acid topical (for the skin) is a fatty acid that works by preventing fungus from growing on the skin.
Undecylenic acid topical is used to treat skin infections that are caused by fungus, such as athlete's foot, jock itch, diaper rash, prickly heat, excessive sweating in the groin area, itching, burning, and chafing.
Undecylenic acid topical may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of undecylenic acid topical (Blis-To-Sol Powder, Cruex, Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Formula, Protectol, Undelenic)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have severe burning or stinging of treated skin, or if you have any new skin symptoms.
Less serious side effects may include unusual blistering, peeling, itching, redness, dryness, or irritation of treated skin.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about undecylenic acid topical (Blis-To-Sol Powder, Cruex, Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Formula, Protectol, Undelenic)?
Do not use undecylenic acid topical if you have had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Do not use undecylenic acid topical on a child without a doctor's advice.
Do not cover treated skin areas with adhesive bandages or dressings that do not allow air to get through. You may use a light cotton-gauze dressing to protect your clothing from the medicine.
Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing (such as nylon) that doesn't allow air circulation. Wear clothing made of loose cotton and other natural fibers until the infection is healed.
Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.
It may take up to 4 weeks before your symptoms improve. For best results, keep using the medication as directed. Talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 2 to 4 weeks of treatment.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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