click here for details           Viroptic  (U.S.N.L.M.)
Dosing/ HSV Keratitis 1 drop q2hr while awake until complete re-epithelialization.
Then 1 drop q4hr x 7 days.
Chem Specs trifluridine 1.0%
Quantities 7.5ml
Cost 118.00  (generic)
Class modified deoxyuridine, a nucleoside analogue
Action replaces uracil, blocks base pairing
Activity Active against herpes simplex virus, types 1 and 2 and vacciniavirus.
Some strains of adenovirus are also inhibited in vitro.
Indications Treatment of primary keratoconjunctivitis and recurrent epithelial
keratitis due to herpes simplex virus, types 1 and 2.
Keratoconjunctivitis dosing same as keratitis.
Contraindications Hypersensitivity to Viroptic or its components.
Pediatric use >6 years
Pregnancy Category C
Consider Zirgan for more convenient dosing and less potential surface toxicity.
Consider Zovirax (oral acyclovir) if expense is an issue or for long term prophylaxis.