So, I’ve been using Abreva the last couple of days… it really does seem to help; all symptoms recede within a day or two (or never appear, if you start using Abreva soon enough) instead of lasting a week or two. But I was thinking about it and realized that due to the high price of the product, the small amount in the container and the dilution of the actual drug in the cream, the actual product, docosanol, costs around $100/gram. That’s right, there’s a drug I use that I pay nearly one hundred dollars a gram for. Luckily, it’s legal. Oh, and I had a coupon when I bought this container of it, so saved 15%! Woohoo! $100/gram!
Luckily I only very rarely find myself in need of this costly drug… this is the first time I’ve used it all year… at least!