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Herpes labialis or "orolabial herpes" is an infection of the lip by herpes simplex virus (HSV-1). An outbreak typically causes small b...
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Abreva 3,444
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Last Update February 12, 2016
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Abreva vs Denavir

Abreva
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Denavir
Other name: Docosanol Docosanol
Other name: Penciclovir Penciclovir
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Cold Sores
3.9
Concern level
1.5
Helpfulness
for Cold Sores
4.8
Concern level
2.2
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Method of use:
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Prescribing mode:
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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...
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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...
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Paranoia
4
Dry Lips
2
Weepy
2
Weight Loss
2
Lack Of Sleep
1
Spotting
1
Nausea
1
Dizzy
1
Addiction
1
Cramping
1
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Paranoia
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Weight Loss
4
Nausea
2
Suicide
2
A Fib
1
Burp
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Kidney Disease
1
Bone Loss
1
PMS
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About Abreva
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...
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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...
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at first i used abreva and it does work but not that well...
| www.golivewire.com
" ...often and at first i used abreva and it does work but not that well ...got a rx from my doctor for Denavir, works... "

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working as well lately. I might swap out to that abreva
| community.thebump.com
" ...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... "

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using Abreva on without results when I got another one! AH!...
| www.webmd.com
" ...that I'd been using Abreva on without results when I got another one! AH! My doc prescribed me Denavir and immediately the new sore disappeared AND the first one shrank so quickly. It was amazing. I... "

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using Abreva on without results when I got another one! AH!...
| www.webmd.com
" ...that I'd been using Abreva on without results when I got another one! AH! My doc prescribed me Denavir and immediately the new sore disappeared AND the first one shrank so quickly. It was amazing. I... "

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g hunny! The only thing that has actually worked for me i...
| www.lifamilies.com
" ...another doctor who put me on: Denavir Both were just creams and they worked but nothing spectacular! I ...prescription and just bought Abreva over the counter and it's my favorite! I've tried... "

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are fine. Abreva doesn't work for me.I got a bad infection r...
| www.whattoexpect.com
" ...out. so vaseline just spreads the infection. I use a cream called denavir, (a prescription) it felt safer ...either or both are fine. Abreva doesn't work for me. I got a bad infection right after I found... "

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by prescription and Abreva is made with the same stuff....
| www.tokobobo.com
" ...counter medicine i've found is Abreva! I used to get Denavir (spelling?) by prescription and Abreva is made with the same stuff.... "

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is WONDERFUL.....i like abreva too though...also - pu...
| www.lifamilies.com
" denavir is WONDERFUL..... i like abreva too though... also - pure ...RIGHT out... eta: with the denavir or abreva - put it on LIKE... "

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ost important to use Abreva on the FIRST SIGNS, because i...
| www.tribemagazine.com
" ...your doctor and get some Denavir cream. Use it every 4 hours. It's amazing. 2. Go to pharmacy to get some Abreva. Use this every 4 hours, in between the use of the Denavir cream. Most important... "

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by rubbing in Abreva really well. THEN I ice for as...
| www.herpes-coldsores.com
" ...skin. Then I rub some Denavir Rx (penciclovir) cream into the ...well, followed by rubbing in Abreva really well. THEN I ice for ...long as I can stand it. Success - no sore... "

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