This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Has been available in Germany for the treatment of cold sores since July 1992 under a marketing agreement between Burroughs Wellcome and Hoechst ("The Tan Sheet" March 8, p. 8). The 5% acyclovir OTC dose in Germany is the same topical dose available as a prescription in the U.S. Zovirax is also marketed over-the- counter in New Zealand, Finland and South Africa, and has been approved for OTC use in Denmark, where it has not yet been launched.
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