Viroptic Side Effects
Generic name: trifluridine ophthalmic
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 28, 2022.
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.
Applies to trifluridine ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
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:
- 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
Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention
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:
- Burning or stinging
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.