trifluridine drops - ophthalmic, Viroptic
GENERIC NAME: TRIFLURIDINE DROPS - OPHTHALMIC (try-FLEWR-ih-deen)
BRAND NAME(S): Viroptic
USES: This medication is used to treat herpes infection of the eye. Herpes is a virus that lives in the body quietly until an outbreak is triggered. Trifluridine is not a cure for the infection, but treatment of an outbreak can speed up the healing of the sores/swelling in the eye and lower the risk of complications (e.g., vision loss).OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This medication may also be used to treat other eye infections caused by viruses (e.g., vaccinia virus infections).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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