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Gordochom for onychomycosis

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Tan86, May 26, 2011.

  1. Tan86

    Tan86 Member


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    Does anybody recommend Gordochom as a fungal nail treatment? Or is there any literature on this product?
     
  2. blinda

    blinda MVP

    Hi,

    The active ingredient in Gordochom is undecylenic acid, which was recommended for it`s fungistatic (NOT fungicidal) effect. In other words, it prevents fungal growth/reproduction so depends on skin turnover to work.

    However, this compound has generally has been replaced by newer and more effective medicines for the treatment of tinea, such as Amorolfine.

    Cheers,
    Bel
     
  3. posalafin

    posalafin Active Member

    Waste of time & money! 1st choice for o/mycosis should be oral terbinafine unless there are contraindications. The only topical treatment of any value is amorolfine and even this isn't very good (probably more related to compliance with proper treatment).
     
  4. dragon_v723

    dragon_v723 Active Member

    I personally think it has got more to do with the compliance as I see good effect with both gordochom and amorolfine in 'eager' ppl..
     
  5. dsfeet

    dsfeet Active Member

    I agree with dragon-723, if the patient is compliant i have great results with Gordochom .
    Ffirst choice is oral meds,partially if more than 60 % of the nail is affected and fungus into the base of the nail. but the older patient often can't take these.
    Results with gordochom have been more effective on the white chaulky nail fungus and the yellow/brown streaks than the nail that is 100% effected and distorted and thickened , thickening due to fungus not damage.
    Patient needs to use for a long period , usually > than 6 mths, cheaper and easier to use than some of the other products.
    Have seen some of the studys , and their are bias', so my opinions are from observations and clinical experience not necessarily evidence based.
     
  6. dragon_v723

    dragon_v723 Active Member

    is there any study that prove the expensive Loceryl is really worth it?
     
  7. dsfeet

    dsfeet Active Member

    haven't source them (ref for lorceryl) out , only read the ones that are promoted with the product, same as with gordochom. Loceryl has is effect at times too, none are 100% effective in all cases (well thats my clinical observation)but neither is the oral meds 100% either.
    guess i like gordochom, oldies find it easy to use.
     
  8. dragon_v723

    dragon_v723 Active Member

    guess i like gordochom, oldies find it easy to use.

    hmmm and its cheaper too
     
  9. brekin

    brekin Active Member

    My clients have great results with Gordochom when there is no nail matrix involvement. Easy to use, available without prescription and relatively cheap.
     
  10. dsfeet

    dsfeet Active Member

    i sell it to patients, with a small mark up, glad to see others have good results too.
     
  11. Heather J Bassett

    Heather J Bassett Well-Known Member

    Hi I have also prescribed it with good results. The bonus is that it softens both the nail and the onychphosis that is often present. The leads to easier reduction of the nail and debridement and clearing of the sulci.

    Cheers
     
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