Viroptic (Trifluridine)

Photograph of Viroptic (Trifluridine) under the microscope.

Viroptic is an antiviral agent that is used to treat epithelial keratitis caused by Herpes simplex virus. The drug acts by interference with DNA synthesis of mammalian cells, but the exact mechanism of it's antiviral effect is not entirely understood. Side effects include blurred vision, dryness of the eye, itching, redness, and swelling.

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