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Stereochemistry ACHIRAL
Molecular Formula C22H46O
Molecular Weight 326.6009
Optical Activity NONE
Defined Stereocenters 0 / 0
E/Z Centers 0
Charge 0

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Structure of DOCOSANOL

SMILES

CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCO

InChI

InChIKey=NOPFSRXAKWQILS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
InChI=1S/C22H46O/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21-22-23/h23H,2-22H2,1H3

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Description
Curator's Comment:: Description was created based on several sources, including

Docosanol is a saturated 22-carbon aliphatic alcohol which exhibits antiviral activity against many lipid enveloped viruses including herpes simplex virus (HSV). Docosanol speeds the healing of cold sores and fever blisters on the face or lips. It also relieves the accompanying symptoms, including tingling, pain, burning, and itching. Docosanol works by inhibiting fusion between the human cell plasma membrane and the herpes simplex virus (HSV) envelope, thereby preventing viral entry into cells and subsequent viral replication. Unlike other cold-sore antivirals, docosanol does not act directly on the virus, and as such it is unlikely it will produce drug resistant mutants of HSV. Used for the topical treatment of recurrent oral-facial herpes simplex episodes (cold sores or fever blisters).

Approval Year

Targets

Targets

Primary TargetPharmacologyConditionPotency
Target ID: HIV-1 replication
10.0 mM [EC50]
Target ID: P03200
Gene ID: 3783713.0
Gene Symbol: NA
Target Organism: Epstein-Barr virus (strain B95-8) (HHV-4) (Human herpesvirus 4)
Conditions

Conditions

ConditionModalityTargetsHighest PhaseProduct
Primary
Abreva

Approved Use

Herpes Labialis Topical treatment of recurrent herpes labialis (perioral herpes, cold sores, fever blisters)

Launch Date

9.6439678E11
Cmax

Cmax

ValueDoseCo-administeredAnalytePopulation
0.007 ng × eq/g
25 mg/kg single, topical
dose: 25 mg/kg
route of administration: Topical
experiment type: SINGLE
co-administered:
DOCOSANOL plasma
Oryctolagus cuniculus
population: UNKNOWN
age: ADULT
sex: MALE
food status: UNKNOWN
318 ng/mL
5 g single, oral
dose: 5 g
route of administration: Oral
experiment type: SINGLE
co-administered:
DOCOSANOL plasma
Homo sapiens
population: UNKNOWN
age: UNKNOWN
sex: UNKNOWN
food status: UNKNOWN
AUC

AUC

ValueDoseCo-administeredAnalytePopulation
1.02 μg × eq × h/g
25 mg/kg single, topical
dose: 25 mg/kg
route of administration: Topical
experiment type: SINGLE
co-administered:
DOCOSANOL plasma
Oryctolagus cuniculus
population: UNKNOWN
age: ADULT
sex: MALE
food status: UNKNOWN
Doses

Doses

DosePopulationAdverse events​
10 % 5 times / day steady, topical
Recommended
Dose: 10 %, 5 times / day
Route: topical
Route: steady
Dose: 10 %, 5 times / day
Sources: Page: 1
unhealthy, 18-77 years
n = 370
Health Status: unhealthy
Condition: Recurrent herpes simplex labialis
Age Group: 18-77 years
Sex: M+F
Population Size: 370
Sources: Page: 1
Overview

Overview

CYP3A4CYP2C9CYP2D6hERG

OverviewOther

Other InhibitorOther SubstrateOther Inducer

Drug as victim
Sourcing

Sourcing

Vendor/AggregatorIDURL
PubMed

PubMed

TitleDatePubMed
n-Docosanol inhibits in vitro replication of HIV and other retroviruses.
1996 Jan 1
Comparison of new topical treatments for herpes labialis: efficacy of penciclovir cream, acyclovir cream, and n-docosanol cream against experimental cutaneous herpes simplex virus type 1 infection.
2001 Sep
The toxicity of behenyl alcohol. II. Reproduction studies in rats and rabbits.
2002 Aug
Synergistic inhibition of herpesvirus replication by docosanol and antiviral nucleoside analogs.
2002 Nov
Study of detrusor dysfunction due to outlet obstruction: link between analysis of uroflows of men with benign prostatic hyperplasia and animal studies.
2003
Constituents of Hypericum laricifolium and their cyclooxygenase (COX) enzyme activities.
2003 Dec
Efficacy of docosanol.
2003 Sep
Docosanol: a topical antiviral for herpes labialis.
2004 Dec
Molecular transfer and transport in noncovalent microcontact printing.
2004 Feb 3
Effect of topically applied resveratrol on cutaneous herpes simplex virus infections in hairless mice.
2004 Jan
[Tadenan (Pygeum africanum extract) in the treatment of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia].
2004 Sep-Oct
New antiviral agents.
2006 Apr
The lipid polyester composition of Arabidopsis thaliana and Brassica napus seeds.
2006 Dec
Two-dimensional miscibility studies--the analysis of interaction between long-chain alcohols and semifluorinated alkanes.
2006 Feb 23
Weak first-order tilting transition in monolayers of mono- and bipolar docosanol derivatives.
2006 Nov 9
Management and prevention of recurrent herpes labialis in immunocompetent patients.
2007 Dec
Phytotherapy for lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia.
2008 Jun
Docosanol: new drug. Herpes labialis: barely more effective than an excipient.
2009 Jun
Drugs associated with more suicidal ideations are also associated with more suicide attempts.
2009 Oct 2
Topical n-docosanol for management of recurrent herpes labialis.
2010 Apr
Soybean metabolites regulated in root hairs in response to the symbiotic bacterium Bradyrhizobium japonicum.
2010 Aug
An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants in Babungo, Northwest Region, Cameroon.
2010 Feb 15
Nutritional bioactive components of wheat straw as affected by genotype and environment.
2010 Jan
LAP5 and LAP6 encode anther-specific proteins with similarity to chalcone synthase essential for pollen exine development in Arabidopsis.
2010 Jul
Rapid sampling of molecules via skin for diagnostic and forensic applications.
2010 Jul
A Potent, Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Agent that Targets Viral Membranes.
2010 May
Nongenital herpes simplex virus.
2010 Nov 1
Patents

Sample Use Guides

Apply docosanol topical in a quantity sufficient to cover the affected lesions and immediately surrounding skin five times a day until the lesions are healed.
Route of Administration: Topical
In Vitro Use Guide
31 mM docosanol inhibited HIV-1 replication up to 82%
Name Type Language
DOCOSANOL
HSDB   II   MART.   ORANGE BOOK   USAN   VANDF   WHO-DD  
USAN  
Official Name English
NSC-8407
Code English
1-DOCOSANOL
Systematic Name English
N-DOCOSANOL
MI  
Common Name English
DOCOSANOL [ORANGE BOOK]
Common Name English
BEHENIC ALCOHOL
Common Name English
DOCOSANOL [MART.]
Common Name English
DOCOSANOL [VANDF]
Common Name English
BEHENYL ALCOHOL [INCI]
Common Name English
DOCOSANOL [HSDB]
Common Name English
DOCOSANOL [WHO-DD]
Common Name English
N-DOCOSANOL [MI]
Common Name English
STENOL 1822
Brand Name English
ABREVA
Brand Name English
BEHENYL ALCOHOL
INCI  
INCI  
Official Name English
DOCOSANOL [USAN]
Common Name English
DOCOSANOL [II]
Common Name English
Classification Tree Code System Code
WHO-ATC D06BB11
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WHO-VATC QD06BB11
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NCI_THESAURUS C281
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Code System Code Type Description
CAS
661-19-8
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EPA CompTox
661-19-8
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FDA UNII
9G1OE216XY
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MERCK INDEX
M4714
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PRIMARY Merck Index
DRUG BANK
DB00632
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ChEMBL
CHEMBL1200453
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DRUG CENTRAL
940
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NCI_THESAURUS
C47498
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PRIMARY
RXCUI
594680
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PRIMARY RxNorm
PUBCHEM
12620
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PRIMARY
HSDB
5739
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PRIMARY
EVMPD
SUB21986
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WIKIPEDIA
DOCOSANOL
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PRIMARY
ECHA (EC/EINECS)
211-546-6
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