Viroptic (Ophthalmic)


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Viroptic (Ophthalmic) Drug and Prescription Information

Viroptic (Ophthalmic)

Viroptic (Ophthalmic) Medication Classification

TRIFLURIDINE (Into the eye)

Viroptic (Ophthalmic) Brandname

Viroptic

Viroptic (Ophthalmic) is used for the Treatment

Trifluridine (trye-FLURE-i-deen) Treats virus infections of the eye.

When To Not Use Viroptic (Ophthalmic)

You should not use these eye drops if you have had an allergic reaction to trifluridine.

How Should You Use Viroptic (Ophthalmic)

Drop

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. This medicine is not for long-term use.
  • Wash your hands before and after using the medicine.
  • Shake the eye drops well just before each use.
  • Lie down or tilt your head back. With your index finger, pull down the lower lid of your eye to form a pocket.
  • To use the eye drops: Hold the dropper close to your eye with the other hand. Drop the correct number of drops into the pocket made between your lower lid and eyeball. Gently close your eyes. Place your index finger over the inner corner of your eye for 1 minute. Do not rinse or wipe the dropper or allow it to touch anything, including your eye. Put the cap on the bottle right away. Keep the bottle upright when you are not using it.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Viroptic (Ophthalmic) Storage

Store Viroptic (Ophthalmic) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Viroptic (Ophthalmic) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Viroptic (Ophthalmic)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Talk with your doctor or pharmacist before using any other products for the eye.

Viroptic (Ophthalmic) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant, talk with your doctor before using trifluridine.
  • If your symptoms are not any better after 1 week, tell your doctor.
  • You should not use more of this medicine than your doctor ordered.

Viroptic (Ophthalmic) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Increased eye irritation (redness, swelling, or pain) than before you started using the drops
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild burning or stinging of the eye