Idoxuridine

DOSAGE FORMS

Ophthalmic drops or ointment

GENERAL

Idoxuridine is an antiviral medication used to treat viral infections of the eye, usually in cats. It is not a commercially available product so it must be compounded.

PROPER USAGE

Drops usually have to be refrigerated. Follow directions on container. You may have to apply eye medication every 2-6 hours. If giving more than one medication, you should allow at lease 5 minutes between medications as not to wash out the previous medica

SIDE EFFECTS

It may cause the eye to sting when first put in the eye. Ointments can blur vision for just a few minutes after administration. You should watch your pet for a short time to make sure it is safe.

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