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what dosage form of trifluridine?

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Dr. Clement Cheng
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Only for infection: Trifluridine (viroptic) is usually used for herpetic viral infections of the eye. The usual dosage is one drop 8-9x/day for 1 week and then tapering the medication down for the 2nd week. Chronic and prolonged usage of this medication may cause corneal toxicity so the patient should be monitored carefully during treatment. Your doc should be able to see the improvement and then have you stop.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Dosage of trifluridine?

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Dr. Clement Cheng
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Only for infection: Trifluridine (viroptic) is usually used for herpetic viral infections of the eye. The usual dosage is one drop 8-9x/day for 1 week and then tapering the medication down for the 2nd week. Chronic and prolonged usage of this medication may cause corneal toxicity so the patient should be monitored carefully during treatment. Your doc should be able to see the improvement and then have you stop.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What is viroptic for?

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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Herpes simpex: Viroptic is an antiviral eye drop used primarily to treat viral infections of the cornea and conjunctiva caused by herpes simplex.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What is the use for trifluridine?

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Dr. Clement Cheng
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Only for infection: Trifluridine (viroptic) is usually used for herpetic viral infections of the eye. The usual dosage is one drop 8-9x/day for 1 week and then tapering the medication down for the 2nd week. Chronic and prolonged usage of this medication may cause corneal toxicity so the patient should be monitored carefully during treatment. Your doc should be able to see the improvement and then have you stop.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What does viroptic refer to?

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Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Trifluridine: Trifluridine (viroptic) is a drop used to treat herpes simplex infection of the cornea.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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