Docosanol belongs to the family of medicines called antivirals. Docosanol topical is a smooth, white cream that dries clear. It won't sting or burn and it has no medicinal smell or taste. Cosmetics, such as lipstick, may be applied over docosanol topical. Antivirals are used to treat infections caused by viruses. Usually they work for only one kind or group of virus infections. The dose of topical docosanol can be different for different patients. Topical docosanol is used to treat the symptoms of herpes simplex virus infections around the mouth. Although topical docosanol will not cure herpes simplex, it may help relieve the pain and discomfort and may help the sores heal faster. This medication does not prevent cold sores or fever blisters from occurring nor should it be used to treat genital herpes or shingles. Docosanol topical is not approved for use by children younger than 12 years old. Do not share docosanol topical with anyone. Sharing may spread the infection. No serious side effects are expected with docosanol topical treatment.
Docosanol Topical Dosage
Side Effects of Docosanol Topical
The following side effects of Docosanol-topical may includes:
Warning and precautions before taking Docosanol Topical
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