Generic: docosanol topical
A topical anti-infective - It skin cream treats herpes virus infections of the face and mouth
What may interact with this medicine?Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other skin products on the affected area without telling your doctor or health care professional.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non- prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Even though you are using this medicine you can still pass herpes to another person. Try to keep the sores (blisters) from making contact with another person's skin.
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better after 10 days or if they get worse.
You can apply non- medicated cosmetics over the treated area. In order to prevent the spread of infection, use an applicator, like a cotton swab, to apply cosmetics or sunscreen over the cold sore.
Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1- 800- FDA- 1088.