Abreva vs Denavir

Abreva
(OTC)
Denavir
(Rx)
Abreva is a skin medication.
Denavir is a skin medication.
Satisfaction Score
?
3.8
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
No score available
Helpfulness
for Cold Sores
4.6
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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July 25, 2000
September 24, 1996
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
7,086 Discussions
489 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Cold Sores
#2 for Herpes
Abreva is approved for Cold Sores and Herpes and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Cold Sores
Denavir is prescribed for Cold Sores and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Abr
Acne
5
Bleeding
1
Depression
1
Skin Problems
1
Anxiety
1
Stinging
1
Cancer
1
Dry Lips
1
Dry Skin
1
Sore Throat
1
Den
Common Cold
9
Acne
4
Allergy
2
Canker Sores
2
Paranoia
2
Tiredness
1
Eruption
1
Chapped Lips
1
Candida
1
Cheilitis
1
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Acne
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5
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Bleeding
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1
0
Depression
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Den
1
0
Skin Problems
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Den
1
0
Anxiety
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Den
1
0
Stinging
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Den
1
0
Cancer
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Den
1
0
Dry Lips
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Den
1
0
Dry Skin
Abr
Den
1
0
Sore Throat
Abr
Den
1
0
Common Cold
Den
Abr
9
0
Acne
Den
Abr
4
5
Allergy
Den
Abr
2
0
Canker Sores
Den
Abr
2
0
Paranoia
Den
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2
0
Tiredness
Den
Abr
1
0
Eruption
Den
Abr
1
0
Chapped Lips
Den
Abr
1
0
Candida
Den
Abr
1
0
Cheilitis
Den
Abr
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Not Available
B Category B
Before taking Denavir during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Abreva and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Denavir and alcohol.
Method of use
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Ointment
Ointment
Dosages
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Cream: 10%
Cream: 1%
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Docosanol
Penciclovir
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Abreva and Denavir: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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