trifluorothymidine


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trifluorothymidine

[trīfloo͡r′ōthī′mədēn]
an antiviral.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of keratoconjunctivitis, herpetic keratitis, and other forms of keratitis caused by herpes simplex virus.
contraindications Known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use. Ocular toxicity may result from continued use beyond 21 days.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are hypersensitivity reactions, stromal edema, and increased ocular pressure.

trifluorothymidine

a synthetic nucleoside that blocks DNA synthesis. Once used as an antiviral agent in the treatment of ocular herpesvirus infections.