Viroptic Side Effects Center

Last updated on RxList: 1/19/2022
Viroptic Side Effects Center

What Is Viroptic?

Viroptic (trifluridine) Solution is an antiviral medication used to treat eye infections caused by certain viruses. Viroptic Solution is available in generic form.

What Are Side Effects of Viroptic?

Common side effects of Viroptic Solution include:

  • eye pain,
  • burning,
  • stinging,
  • itching,
  • redness,
  • irritation,
  • blurred vision, and
  • feeling pressure inside the eye

Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that requires you to be able to see clearly while taking Virotptic.

Dosage for Viroptic

The recommended dosage schedule of Viroptic is one drop onto the cornea of the affected eye every 2 hours, not to exceed 9 drops in a single day until the condition improves. After that you may need to keep taking Viroptic 4 times per day for the next 7 days.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Viroptic?

There are no known drugs that interact with Viroptic. Tell your doctor about all medications you use or if you wear contact lenses.

Viroptic During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding only take Viroptic if clearly needed.

Additional Information

Our Viroptic (trifluridine) Solution Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if:

  • you have new or ongoing vision problems;
  • you have severe burning, stinging, or irritation after using this medicine;
  • you feel like something is in your eye; or
  • your eyes are red, watery, and more sensitive to light.

Common side effects may include:

  • mild eye irritation;
  • dry eyes;
  • eye redness; or
  • puffy eyelids.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Viroptic (Trifluridine)

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SIDE EFFECTS

The most frequent adverse reactions reported during controlled clinical trials were mild, transient burning or stinging upon instillation (4.6%) and palpebral edema (2.8%). Other adverse reactions in decreasing order of reported frequency were superficial punctate keratopathy, epithelial keratopathy, hypersensitivity reaction, stromal edema, irritation, keratitis sicca, hyperemia, and increased intraocular pressure.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Viroptic (Trifluridine)

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© Viroptic Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Viroptic Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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