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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
6 doctors shared insights

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

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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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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

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How often and how much trifluridine do you use for the eyes?

How often and how much trifluridine do you use for the eyes?

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. There are other alternatives including anti viral gels and oral pills. ...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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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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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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How often and how much trifluridine do you use for the eyes?

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. There are other alternatives including anti viral gels and oral pills. ...Read more

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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

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What is viroptic for?

What is viroptic for?

Herpes simpex: Viroptic is an antiviral eye drop used primarily to treat viral infections of the cornea and conjunctiva caused by herpes simplex. ...Read more

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Viroptic eye drops free. How do obtain the free drops?

Viroptic eye drops free.  How do obtain the free drops?

Generic: Viroptic is sold generically as trifluidine. If cannot afford either, the maker of viroptic may be able to supply the drug to you at no cost. This needs to be requested by the prescribing physician through the patient assistance programs that are available. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an ocular herpes infection to go away using viroptic?

How long does it take for an ocular herpes infection to go away using viroptic?

Trifluridine: Trifluridine (viroptic) is a drop used to treat herpes simplex infection of the cornea. It can take 2 weeks or longer for this drop to clear the infection. If the infection does not clear on this drop there may be alternatives. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Viroptic (Definition)

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