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Trifluridine 1% (Viroptic®) eye drops - Shortage

December 04 , 2017

The Issue:
There is a back order of trifluirdine 1% (Viroptic®) eyes drops. The only Canadian manufacturer of this product is Valeant. The back order is estimated to resolve in mid-July 2018.

Stock levels are very low and will not meet current demands. Inventory will be depleted prior to the resolution of this back order.

Key changes include:

  • Physicians should be aware of the shortage of trifluridine 1% (Viroptic®) eye drops.
  • Acyclovir 3% ointment (SAP product) applied 5 times a day, is an alternative*. See Bugs & Drugs Keratitis, Viral (page 438 or online) for further details.

*Alernatives are provided for clinician information and may not be appropriate for all clinical situations. The information provided does not replace clinician judgement.

Please post this notice in your area and ensure all staff is informed about the change.

Please contact your site pharmacy department with any questions or concerns.

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