Active ingredients: Docosanol
Blistex Cold Sore Cream (GSL).
Each gram of cream contains 100 mg of docosanol.
Excipient: 50 mg propylene glycol/gram cream.
For a full list of excipients, see section 6.1.
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.
Sucrose stearates (mono and distearate)
Light mineral oil
Propylene glycol (E1520)
Benzyl alcohol (E1519)
Epoxy-lined aluminium tubes closed with a polyethylene screw cap.
Pack size: 2 g
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