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    Condition: Cold Sore
    4/13/2016 12:13:33 PM

    Reviewer: 55-64 on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I have been using denavir for years and years and it worked so good. Now my insurance wont cover it and out of pocket cost is $895.00. Seriously!! Who can afford that for a little tiny tube? Shame on these drug companies!! Makes me sick!

    Condition: Cold Sore
    3/12/2016 1:59:45 PM

    Reviewer: tianya, 65-74 on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I have been using this for my occasional cold sore. I am surprised that it costs $700 now as I paid $46 in 2010 at costco which was the cheapest at that time. I just got another flare up after almost 18 months and got it subsided in 3 days with this cream bought in 2010. To prevent waste, I use a snipped off dental pick as applicator to smear it over the affected area. You can remove just enoug ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Cold Sore
    1/19/2016 4:19:04 PM

    Reviewer: Jammerjoy, 55-64 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I met our insurance deductible so before the first of the year I had my prescription filled for denivar along with my usual medications, not paying attention to the cost because there was no charge, I later discovered that my Insurance company has to pay $700.00 !!!!!! No wonder insurance is expensive! I wouldn't blame my insurance company for dropping me. There should be a class action lawsu ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Cold Sore
    11/17/2015 10:26:15 PM

    Reviewer: Savannah, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Like the others, used to get it for $15-30 copay, now $174.00, $700 w/o insurance. Who can even afford that? If a reasonable price can't be charged, package in much smaller tubes. This drug has been around for quite awhile, where are the generics when you need them?

    Condition: Cold Sore
    10/8/2015 10:03:51 PM

    Reviewer: Queenee, 45-54 Female (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Like everyone else...can't afford it/With my insurance it's still $5oo at Walmart, $700 at CVS...sorry but WTF..how can they get away with this. 10 years ago my co pay covered it for $10...is this a MONOPOLY or what..

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