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Generic Name: Docosanol (doe-KOE-san-ole)
Brand Name: Abreva
Abreva is used for:
Treating cold sores or fever blisters on the face or lips and shortening the duration of symptoms (eg, tingling, pain, itching, burning).
Do NOT use Abreva if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Abreva :
Some medical conditions may interact with Abreva . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Abreva . However, no specific interactions with Abreva are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Abreva may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Abreva :
Use Abreva as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Abreva .
Important safety information:
Possible side effects of Abreva :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. When used in small doses, no COMMON side effects have been reported with Abreva . Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Abreva :
Store Abreva at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Do not freeze. Keep Abreva out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Abreva . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Issue Date: November 1, 2006
Database Edition 06.4.1.002
Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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