Warn About the High Cost of Some Cold Sore Treatments

You'll see ads for Sitavig (SIT-a-vig), a new formulation of acyclovir for treating cold sores.

It comes as a buccal tablet that's placed on the upper gum on the same side of the mouth as the symptoms...and has a local effect.

Its big advantage is that it's applied just ONCE per episode...compared to 5 times daily for 4 to 10 days for other topicals.

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