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Trifluridine (Into the eye)

Treats virus infections of the eye.

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Trifluridine ophthalmic preparations are used to treat virus infections of the eye. Trifluridine is available only with your doctor's prescription… Read more
Brand names include
Viroptic
Drug classes About this
Antiviral
Combinations including this drug

What works? Research summarized

Evidence reviews

Antiviral medicines, interferon, and corneal surface removal in the treatment of herpes simplex virus infection of the eye

We compared different treatments of people's eyes infected with herpes simplex virus (HSV).

Evidence-based treatment of herpes simplex virus keratitis: a systematic review

This review concluded that trifluridine, acyclovir and possibly interferon were effective for herpes simplex virus epithelial keratitis. Corticosteroids with an antiviral were effective for Herpes simplex virus stromal keratitis and long-term acyclovir reduced recurrence. The validity of these conclusions may be limited by the small size of studies, restriction to articles published in English and the method of data extraction.

Summaries for consumers

Trifluridine / tipiracil (Lonsurf) for metastatic colorectal cancer: Overview

The fixed combination of trifluridine / tipiracil (trade name: Lonsurf) has been approved in Germany since April 2016 for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer.

Antiviral medicines, interferon, and corneal surface removal in the treatment of herpes simplex virus infection of the eye

We compared different treatments of people's eyes infected with herpes simplex virus (HSV).

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