Trifluridine


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Primary keratoconjunctivitis and recurrent epithelial keratitis due to HSV.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult : Ophth As 1% soln: Instill 1 drop 2 hrly. Max: 9 drops/day, until complete re-epithelialisation. Reduce to 1 drop 4 hrly (Min 5 drops/day) for 7 days. Do not exceed 21 days treatment.
Dosage Details
Ophthalmic
Primary herpes simplex keratoconjunctivitis, Recurrent herpes simplex virus epithelial keratitis
Adult: As 1% soln: Instill 1 drop into affected eye 2 hrly. Max: 9 drops daily, until complete re-epithelialisation. Reduce to 1 drop 4 hrly (Min 5 drops daily) for 7 days. Treatment should not exceed 21 days.
Child: ≥6 yr Same as adult dose.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity.
Special Precautions
Childn. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Mild conjunctival or corneal irritation/burning/stinging, palpebral and stromal oedema, superficial punctate and epithelial keratopathy, hyperaemia, increased intraocular pressure.
Action
Description: Trifluridine is a fluorinated pyrimidine nucleoside that is active against HSV, vaccinia virus, CMV, and some adenovirus. It interferes w/ viral replication by inhibiting thymidylate synthetase and incorporating into viral DNA in place of thymidine.
Onset: W/in 2-7 days.
Pharmacokinetics:
Absorption: Absorbed through the cornea w/ increased penetration in the presence of epithelial defect or w/ stromal/uveal inflammation.
Excretion: Elimination half-life: 12 min.
Chemical Structure

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Storage
Store between 2-8˚C.
ATC Classification
S01AD02 - trifluridine ; Belongs to the class of antiinfectives, antivirals. Used in the treatment of eye infections.
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