Gordochom Topical Antifungal, by Gordon Labs
Gordochom Topical Antifungal
by Gordon Labs
Indications: Gordon Labs' premier topical antifungal. Cures athlete's foot (tinea pedis) and ringworm (tinea corporis).
ACTIVE Ingredient: Undecylenic Acid 25% w/v, an effective fungistatic agent.
OTHER Ingredients: Chloroxylenol (3%) and a penetrating oily base.
DESCRIPTION: A nonstaining, time-tested formula that is effective for many topical fungal conditions, containing:
- Undecylenic Acid: A colorless to pale yellow liquid. It is insoluble in water and soluble in Alcohol, Chloroform and Ether.
- Chloroxylenol: A topical antiseptic, germicide and antifungal agent.
PHARMACOLOGY: Undecylenic Acid is a fungistatic agent employed in the treatment of tinea pedis, ringworm and dermatophytosis. Chloroxylenol is a topical antiseptic, germicide and antifungal agent effective against a wide variety of causative fungi and yeast organisms. Among those affected by chloroxylenol are candida albicans, aspergillus niger, aspergillus flavus, trichophyton rubrum, trichophyton mentagrophytes, penicillum luteum and epidermophyton floccosum. The penetrating oil base vehicle serves as a delivery system, enhancing the impregnation of Undecylenic Acid and Chloroxylenol as antimicrobial agents.
CONTRAINDICATIONS/WARNINGS: Gordochom is contraindicated in patients who are sensitive to Undecylenic Acid or Chloroxylenol. Not for ophthalmic or optic use. Avoid inhaling and contact with eyes or other mucous membranes. Not to be applied over blistered, raw or oozing areas of skin or over deep puncture wounds. For external use only. Keep out of the reach of children. If a reaction suggesting sensitivity or chemical irritation should occur with the use of Gordochom, treatment should be discontinued. Use of Gordochom in pregnancy has not been established. This product is not effective on the scalp or nails. Adverse Reactions: No significant adverse reactions have been reported. However, attention should be paid to localized hypersensitivity.
DIRECTIONS: Cleanse and dry affected areas. Apply a thin application twice a day (morning and night) to the affected area, or as recommended by your physician. For athlete's foot, pay special attention to the spaces between the toes; wear well-fitting ventilated shoes, and change shoes and socks at least once daily. For athlete's foot and ringworm, use daily for 4 weeks. If condition persists longer, consult a physician.
Unbreakable 1 oz bottle with special brush applicator.
FOOT AMERICA'S PODIATRIST COMMENTS: "Gordochom does not have an "Indication" for the treatment of fungus toenails and it has not been proved to be effective against fungus toenails. I have been told that the manufacturer would have a significant expense to pursue FDA testing in order to obtain this indication. It would not be worth the expense to do so. This being said, many podiatrists recommend Gordochom to their patients for the treatment of fungus toenails. Please be aware that the antifungal in Gordochom is fungistatic, meaning that it prevents the spread of fungus, but does not kill it. Therefore, since a toenail can take 9 months to a year to grow out, it may take this long to see noticeable improvement. Ironically, Gordochom is indicated for the treatment of athlete's foot. However, I don't know of any podiatrists recommending the product for use on anything other than nails."