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Description

Undecylenic acid is a fatty acid derived from castor oil that is used as an antifungal agent. It is used to treat fungal infections of the skin, nails, and scalp, such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. It works by preventing the growth of fungi and bacteria.

Common side effects of undecylenic acid include skin irritation, burning, stinging, redness, and itching. In rare cases, it may cause an allergic reaction.

Brand names associated with undecylenic acid include Desenex, FungiCure, and MycoCure.

Synonyms
  • acidum undecylenicum
  • undecenoic acid
  • undecylenic acid
Classifications
  • antifungal
  • dermatological
  • topical

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