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Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Abrax; abreva; Herepair; Lidakol; n-Docosanol

Latest Information Update: 26 May 2016

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At a glance

  • Originator Avanir Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Antivirals; Fatty alcohols; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Viral fusion protein inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Herpes simplex virus infections

Most Recent Events

  • 06 Jul 2006 Docosanol has been licensed to Healthcare Brands International in Russia, the Ukraine and the EU (excluding Denmark, Finland, Italy, Greece and Sweden)
  • 13 Jan 2006 Docosanol has been licensed to Kobayashi Pharmaceutical in Japan
  • 12 Oct 2004 Docosanol has been licensed to ACO HUD in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark
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