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Compound Summary for: CID 12620     Try the new version summary page


Also known as: 1-DOCOSANOL; Behenyl alcohol; docosan-1-ol; Behenic alcohol; Abreva; Docosyl alcohol; n-Docosanol; 661-19-8; Lidakol
Molecular Formula: C22H46O   Molecular Weight: 326.60004   InChIKey: NOPFSRXAKWQILS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Docosanol is a drug used for topical treatment for recurrent herpes simplex labialis episodes (episodes of cold sores or fever blisters). A saturated 22-carbon aliphatic alcohol, docosanol exhibits antiviral activity against many lipid enveloped viruses including herpes simplex virus (HSV). Docosanol inhibits fusion between the plasma membrane and the herpes simplex virus (HSV) envelope, thereby preventing viral entry into cells and subsequent viral replication.   From: DrugBank
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