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WHAT IS ABREVA (DOCOSANOL)?
Docosanol is a drug used for topical treatment for recurrent herpes simplex labialis episodes (episodes of cold sores or fever blisters). A saturated 22-carbon aliphatic alcohol, docosanol exhibits antiviral activity against many lipid enveloped viruses including herpes simplex virus (HSV). Docosanol inhibits fusion between the plasma membrane and the herpes simplex virus (HSV) envelope, thereby preventing viral entry into cells and subsequent viral replication.
Docosanol is used to treat “cold sores/fever blisters” (herpes labialis). It can speed up healing of the sores and decrease symptoms (such as tingling, pain, burning, itching). It works by blocking the virus that causes the cold sores (herpes simplex) from entering the healthy skin cells and growing in number. This medication does not cure herpes and does not prevent passing the infection to someone else. It does not prevent a future occurrence. Do not use this medication to treat canker sores (sores found commonly in the mouth), shingles, or genital herpes.
BEFORE TAKING THIS MEDICINE
If you are allergic to Abreva, you should avoid using it.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, see your doctor before using Abreva.
Without medical advice, do not use this medicine on a kid under the age of 12.
HOW SHOULD I USE ABREVA (DOCOSANOL) ?
Follow the directions on the label or as advised by your doctor.
Do not take this medication by mouth. Topical medicine is only meant to be applied to the skin. If this medicine gets into your eyes or mouth, rinse with water. This medicine should be used as soon as you notice the first signs of a cold sore, such as tingling, redness, itching, or a blister.
Hands should be washed before and after using Abreva.
If you develop hives, light-headedness, wheezing, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, get emergency medical attention. It’s possible that you’ll have fewer and milder adverse effects, or even none at all.
Store at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C). Protect from freezing. If you have any questions about storage, ask your pharmacist. Keep all drug products away from children and pets.
This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away.
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