What is Docosanol?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

Most popular types: Abreva


This medication can be used for treating the symptoms (pain/discomfort) of herpes simplex virus around the mouth.

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 Docosanol

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently taking Docosanol

Dosage Patients
as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Docosanol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Docosanol


Currently taking Docosanol

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Docosanol

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
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There are no evaluations for Docosanol.