This brand name is authorized in Canada
The drug ABREVA contains one active pharmaceutical ingredient (API):
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.
This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows:
|D Dermatologicals → D06 Antibiotics and chemotherapeutics for dermatological use → D06B Chemotherapeutics for topical use → D06BB Antivirals
This drug has been assigned below unique identifiers within the countries it is being marketed:
|Health Products and Food Branch
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