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In a clinical study, common Abreva side effects included headaches, stuffy or runny nose, and painful menstrual periods. However, side effects typically don't occur unless too much of the drug is taken. Since it can be difficult to tell if side effects of Abreva are caused by the medication or by other factors, tell your healthcare provider if you experience anything that doesn't seem "right" during treatment.
An Introduction to Abreva Side Effects
Common Abreva Side EffectsAbreva is a non-prescription medication. With prescription medications, the manufacturers must provide "prescribing information" that includes detailed information about side effects. However, such information is not available for most non-prescription medications, including Abreva.
- Headaches -- in up to 12 percent of people
- Painful menstrual periods -- up to 3 percent
- Stuffy or runny nose -- up to 2 percent
- Infection -- up to 2 percent.