Docosanol (Abreva) is a long-chain saturated alcohol that is clinically effective against HSV. It has in vitro activity against many enveloped viruses, including CMV, influenzavirus, and respiratory syncytial virus.
Docosanol is not directly virucidal; instead, it blocks the entry of the virion into the host cell by inhibiting the fusion of the viral envelope with the host plasma membrane. Because it does not affect viral replication or protein production, it may be less susceptible to the development of resistance than other antiviral drugs.
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