Viroptic Side Effects

Generic Name: trifluridine ophthalmic

Note: This document contains side effect information about trifluridine ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Viroptic.

Some side effects of Viroptic may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

Applies to trifluridine ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Along with its needed effects, trifluridine ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Viroptic) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking trifluridine ophthalmic:

Rare
  • Blurred vision or other change in vision
  • dryness of eye
  • irritation of eye
  • itching, redness, swelling, or other sign of irritation not present before use of this medicine

Some side effects of trifluridine ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common
  • Burning or stinging

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