Dosage & Administration
Pregnancy & Lactation
Nursing Mothers: It is not known whether Docosanol is excreted in breast milk. Because many drugs are excreted in breast milk, consideration should be given to discontinue nursing temporarily or withhold the drug while the mother is nursing.
Precautions & Warnings
Herpes infection is a recurring disease. Viral reactivation may be triggered by ultraviolet radiation or sun exposure, stress, fatigue, chilling. Other possible triggers include fever, injury, menstruation, dental work and infectious diseases (cold, flu).
Patients are advised to notify health care professionals if lesions do not heal in 14 days or if fever, rash or swollen lymph nodes occur.