ABREVA

Found in: Canada

Active ingredients

UNII: 9G1OE216XY - DOCOSANOL

The exact mechanism of the antiviral activity of docosanol is unknown. In vitro studies indicate that docosanol affects the fusion between the virus and the plasma membrane, which inhibits intracellular uptake and replication of virus. Docosanol has no effect against non-enveloped viruses.

Medicine classification

ATC Code
Title
Class
Docosanol
D Dermatologicals → D06 Antibiotics and chemotherapeutics for dermatological use → D06B Chemotherapeutics for topical use → D06BB Antivirals

Identifiers

Authority
Identifier(s)
Health Products and Food Branch (CA)
Identifier(s): 02245677