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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Trifluridine (Overview)

Trifluridine is an ocular antiviral which is a kind of eye-affecting drug.


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Dosage of trifluridine?

Dosage of trifluridine?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
6 doctors shared insights

Trifluridine (Overview)

Trifluridine is an ocular antiviral which is a kind of eye-affecting drug.


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What dosage form of trifluridine?

What dosage form of trifluridine?

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. ...Read more

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Dosage of trifluridine?

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. ...Read more

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Is Bausch + Lomb Zirgan (ganciclovir ophthalmic gel) eye drops usually used to treat Shingles (herpes zoster) in the eye?

Is Bausch + Lomb Zirgan (ganciclovir ophthalmic gel) eye drops usually used to treat Shingles (herpes zoster) in the eye?

Herpes zoster tx: The standard approach to herpes zoster opthalmicus is to treat with antiviral therapy using a systemic drug like acyclovir, valacyclovir or famciclovir. However, gangciclovir ophthalmic gel is still indicated for treatment of herpes zoster opthalmicus. Treatment depends on the symptoms, because if there are systemic shingles symptoms present, a systemic antiviral should be started. ...Read more

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Gentamicin ophthalmic drops is used for?

Gentamicin ophthalmic drops is used for?

Anti-bacterial: Gentamicin is a broad spectrum and very effective treatment for superficial infections of the eyes. It is fully generic and quite inexpensive as well. ...Read more

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Is reyataz (atazanavir) an HIV prophylaxis drug?

Is reyataz (atazanavir) an HIV prophylaxis drug?

No: Reyataz is the brand name for atazanavir, and belongs in the protease inhibitor of antiretroviral drugs. It is one of several other drugs that can be used to treat a person infected with hiv, but is not used for prophylaxis. ...Read more

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What is denavir (penciclovir) used for?

What is denavir (penciclovir) used for?

Cold sores: Denavir (penciclovir) is a cream used to treat cold sores caused by herpes. It can help, but oral medications are more convenient and more effective. ...Read more

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Which is better: vectavir vs zovirax (acyclovir)?

Pills are best: Vectavir is a brand name for penciclovir, an anti-herpes cream. Zovirax is a brand name for acyclovir, an anti-herpes drug that is available as a pill or a cream. In general, pills are much more effective for herpes than creams. ...Read more

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What is the use for trifluridine?

What is the use for trifluridine?

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. ...Read more

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Is mylan valacyclovir hcl1 as effective as valtrex?

Is mylan valacyclovir hcl1 as effective as valtrex?

Valtrex (valacyclovir): This is a generic of the brand Valtrex (valacyclovir) and should work the same. ...Read more

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Is famvir (famciclovir) effective for cold sores?

Is famvir (famciclovir) effective for cold sores?

Yes: If taken at first sign of outbreak at adaquate dosing(1500mgm as single dose) should be sufficient. ...Read more

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Is levobunonol eyedrop the same as nyolol or timoptol eyedrops?

Is levobunonol eyedrop the same as nyolol or timoptol eyedrops?

Beta blocker: The three are different beta blockers all do essentially the same thing as eye drops with mild differences such as in half time. ...Read more

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Zovirax (acyclovir) vs. Vectavir. Which is better?

Zovirax (acyclovir) vs. Vectavir. Which is better?

Cream or oral?: Vectavir (penciclovir) is a cream for herpes. Zovirax (acyclovir) is available both as a cream and pills to be taken by mouth. Neither cream works very well; if herpes treatment is needed, pills are always best. In other words, Vectavir and Zovirax creams are both poor treatments, but Zovirax pills usually are very effective. ...Read more

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Is tobramycin prescribed for conjunctivitus?

Is tobramycin prescribed for conjunctivitus?

Most Viral: Viral infection on the inner part of the eyelid and thin moist "skin"covering the eyeball-called the conjunctiva is called "conjunctivitis." you infect your eye when you touch a surface (or person) with the virus and rub your eye-transfering the virus. Frequent hand washing helps prevent this. Sharing towels or pillows can also cause infection. Antibiotics don't work. Just time 7-14 days. ...Read more

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What is the dosage of trifluridine for eyes, and when can you safely stop using the drops?

What is the dosage of trifluridine for eyes, and when can you safely stop using the drops?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Viroptic (Definition)

Viroptic is an ocular antiviral which is a ...Read more