Abrevaand/or alternativesChemical Ingredient: Docosanol
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Abreva Drug Information
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Abreva Drug Information
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. Abreva does not cure herpes and does not prevent passing the infection to someone else. It does not prevent a future occurrence. Do not use Abreva to treat canker sores (sores found commonly in the mouth), shingles, or genital herpes.
How to Use Abreva
Follow all directions on the product package, or use as directed by your doctor. Use Abreva at the first signs of a cold sore (such as tingling, burning, redness, or a bump). Wash and dry your hands before applying the medication. Clean and dry the affected areas. Apply a thin layer of medication to completely cover the area of the cold sore or the area of tingling/itching/redness/swelling and rub in gently, usually 5 times a day every 3-4 hours, or as directed by your doctor. Wash your hands with soap and water after applying. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Apply to skin only. Do not apply Abreva in or near the eyes since Abreva can irritate the eyes. If you do get medication in your eyes, flush with plenty of water. Do not apply inside the mouth or nose. Remove any cosmetics from the affected area before applying. You may apply cosmetics after applying but use a separate applicator (such as a disposable cotton swab) on infected areas to prevent spreading the infection. If you accidentally wipe off the medication, reapply as soon as possible. Dosage of Abreva is based on your medical condition, type of infection, and response to treatment. Do not use Abreva more often or for longer than directed. Use Abreva regularly to get the most benefit from it. Abreva works best when the amount of drug absorbed by the skin stays at a constant level. Therefore, use Abreva at evenly spaced intervals. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day. Cold sores (herpes) can spread easily. Docosanol does not prevent the spread of herpes. Avoid close physical contact with others (such as kissing) during an outbreak until the cold sores have completely healed. Also, try not to touch the cold sore, and wash your hands if you do touch the cold sore. Stop using Abreva and tell your doctor if your cold sores worsen or persist for more than 10 days.
Before using docosanol, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Abreva may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. During pregnancy, Abreva should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether Abreva passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Abreva, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
If you are using Abreva under your doctor's direction, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
Abreva Side Effects
What are Abreva side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Abreva may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Abreva as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Abreva
The side effects of Abreva may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Abreva. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Abreva may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Abreva, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Abreva.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Abreva, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Abreva and the side effects associated with Abreva are described in the following:
Common Abreva Side Effects
Less Frequent Abreva Side Effects
- pruritus of skin
- skin rash
- treatment site sequelae
Rare or Very Rare Abreva Side Effects
- acne vulgaris
- dry skin
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. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Abreva when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
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