Docket Management
Docket: 00N-1256 - Over-the-Counter Products
Comment Number: EC -46

Accepted - Volume 6

Comment Record
Commentor Ms. Joanne Auth Date/Time 2000-06-27 18:18:57
Organization Ms. Joanne Auth
Category Health Professional

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments As a Health Educator of 33 years' experience who delivers patient education on numerous occasions to college student patients who have acquired genital herpes, I am concerned that ACYCLOVIR is not yet available OTC. Within the past couple of years, I heard that it would go OTC, but that doesn't seem to be happening. From my observation, the experience of side effects from acyclovir is minimal compared with other OTC products, and the price is very steep for people experiencing a painful condition. I strongly urge that action be taken on concluding the safety evaluation of acyclovir and for the FDA to move forward on making it available OTC.

EC -46