The usual recommended adult dose of trifluridine eye drops is 1 drop into the affected eye(s) (on the cornea) every 2 hours while awake (up to a maximum of 9 drops per day). This dose is continued until the eye lesion heals over, usually within 7 to 14 days. Then, the usual dose is 1 drop into the affected eye(s) every 4 hours (up to a maximum of 5 drops per day) while awake for 7 days. The medication should not be used for longer than 21 days. If no improvement is seen in 7 days, or if the lesion has not healed within 14 days, see your doctor.
Before instilling these eye drops, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water. To avoid contaminating the eye drops, do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, including your eye or finger.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, instill it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not instill a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication in the refrigerator at 2°C to 8°C (do not allow to freeze), protect it from light, and keep it out of the reach of children.
This medication is available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms listed here. The forms available for the specific brand you have searched are listed under "What form(s) does this medication come in?"
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.