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All about: Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid

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Generic Name: Undecylenic Acid Liquid and Solution (un-deh-sil-EN-ik AS-id)
Brand Name: Examples include Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal and Trifungol

Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid is used for:

Treating athlete's foot and ringworm. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid is an antifungal. It works by preventing fungal growth.

Do NOT use Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid:

Some medical conditions may interact with Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have diabetes or blood vessel problems in your arms or legs

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid. Because little, if any, of Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid is absorbed into the blood, the risk of interacting with another medicine is low.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid:

Use Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid is for external use only. Do not get Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid in your eyes, ears, nose, or mouth. If you get Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid in your eyes, rinse immediately with cool tap water.
  • Wash your hands immediately before and after using Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid.
  • Wash and completely dry the affected area.
  • Apply a thin layer of medicine to the affected area. For athlete's foot, pay special attention to the spaces between the toes.
  • Do not cover with a bandage or dressing unless directed otherwise by your doctor.
  • If you miss a dose of Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid.

Important safety information:

  • If your symptoms do not improve within 4 weeks or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Do not use Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid on blistered or oozing skin or over deep puncture wounds.
  • For athlete's foot, it may be helpful to wear well-fitting, well-ventilated shoes and to change shoes and socks at least once daily.
  • Do not use Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid on the scalp or the nails. It is not effective on these areas.
  • It is important to use Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid for the full course of treatment. Failure to do so may decrease the effectiveness of Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid and may increase the risk that the fungus will no longer be sensitive to Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid and will not be able to be treated by this or certain other antifungals in the future.
  • Overuse of topical products may worsen your condition.
  • Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid may be harmful if swallowed. If you or someone you know may have taken Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid by mouth, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • CHILDREN younger than 18 years of age or patients with sensitive skin should use Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid only as directed by a doctor.
  • Supervise CHILDREN who are using Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid.
  • Use of Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid is not recommended in CHILDREN younger than 2 years of age without first checking with your doctor. Safety and effectiveness in this age group have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid during pregnancy. It is unknown if Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Mild stinging.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blistering, burning, itching, peeling, swelling, or reddening of your skin not present when you began using Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately. Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid may be harmful if swallowed.

Proper storage of Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid:

Store Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Elon Dual Defense Anti-Fungal Liquid. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: September 5, 2007
Database Edition 07.3.1.003
Copyright © 2007 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

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