What is Abreva?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs


Abreva is a brand name for docosanol an antiviral medication used to treat cold sore infections caused by the herpes simplex virus. Docosanol topical is used to treat cold sores on the face and lips.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Abreva

Side effect Patients

Why patients stopped taking Abreva

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Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
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Stopped taking Abreva

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Abreva.