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Abreva vs. Denavir for Cold Sores

Abreva

OTC
/ 5,350 posts
Other Names: Docosanol

Denavir

Rx
/ 409 posts
Other Names: Penciclovir
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Based on 5,350 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 5 out of 5
Based on 409 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Docosanol, also known as behenyl alcohol, is a saturation (chemistry) fatty alcohol used traditionally as an emollient, emulsifier, and thickener in cosmetics, nutritional supplement (as an individual entity and also as a constituent of polyicosano... Read more on Wikipedia
Penciclovir (International Nonproprietary Name) is a guanine analogue antiviral drug used for the treatment of various herpesvirus infections. It is a Nucleoside analogues which exhibits low toxicity and good selectivity. Because penciclovir is absorbed... Read more on Wikipedia
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What patients are saying about Abreva vs. Denavir

98 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
working as well lately.  I might swap out to that abreva...
...the lower right.  Boooooooo!  I'm using Denavir.  It's an rx, but that has not been working as well lately.  I might swap out to that abreva...
pills (valtrex), to lotions (denavir), to OTC lip...
...got one and I started with Abreva with pretty good sucess. Lots ...from, from prescription pills (valtrex), to lotions (denavir), to OTC lip balms (herepin-L, carmex, abreva) to home care stuf...
is WONDERFUL..... i like abreva too though... also...
denavir is WONDERFUL..... i like abreva too though... also - pure aloe gel. if you ...RIGHT out... eta: with the denavir or abreva - put it on LIKE...
first i used abreva and it does work but not that well so...
...and at first i used abreva and it does work but not that well ...rx from my doctor for Denavir, works real...
and Abreva is made with the same stuff. It works really...
...medicine i've found is Abreva! I used to get Denavir (spelling?) by prescription and Abreva is made with the same stuff. It wor...
lip balm and daily abreva really helps to keep them at bay...
...they may be able to get you valtrex plus denavir (prescription strength abreva). I know the blisters are a source of stress ...constant lip balm and daily abreva really helps to keep them at...
doctor to perscribe Denavir..works GREAT. Did you know that...
...them alot also..i found that abreva does NOTHING and for me ...doctor to perscribe Denavir..works GREAT. Did y...
works best when u get the tingle, it prevents the cold...
abreva works best when u get the tingle, it prevents the cold ...u meant otc items, zovirax, denavir, or valtrex are your...
is good stuff, but if you get them often, you might want...
Abreva is good stuff, but if you ...from your doctor of Denavir or...
Denavir Both were just creams and they worked but nothing...
...went to a doctor who put me on: Zovirax and then another doctor who put me on: Denavir Both were just creams and they worked but nothing spectacular! ...and just bought Abreva over the counter...
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