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Vira-A

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Vira-A Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose

What happens if I miss a dose (Vira-A)?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not use a double dose of this medication.

What happens if I overdose (Vira-A)?

An overdose of this medication is not expected to cause harm.

If an overdose occurs in the eye, flush the eye with water for several minutes. If the ointment is ingested, drink plenty of fluid to dilute the medicine. The ingestion of a whole tube of vidarabine ophthalmic is not expected to cause harm. Call an emergency room or poison control center for additional advice in either of these situations.

What should I avoid while using vidarabine ophthalmic (Vira-A)?

Do not touch the tube opening to any surface, including the eyes or hands. The tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye.

Vidarabine ophthalmic may increase the sensitivity of the eyes to bright light. Wear sunglasses to prevent irritation.

Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Vidarabine ophthalmic may cause blurred vision. If you experience blurred vision, avoid these activities.

Discuss with your doctor the use of contact lenses. After applying this medication, wait at least 15 minutes before inserting contact lenses.

Avoid other eye medications except under the direction of your doctor.

What other drugs will affect vidarabine ophthalmic (Vira-A)?

Avoid other eye medications except under the direction of your doctor.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with vidarabine ophthalmic. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist has additional information about vidarabine ophthalmic written for health professionals that you may read.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed

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