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This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 018299/001.

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"VIROPTIC" is the commercial name of a drug composed of TRIFLURIDINE.


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Hepies in the eye?
my friend has herpies in the eye what the best way to cure it Asked by Charity Saylor 2 years ago.

Go to your optometrist/ophthalmologist. There are drops (Viroptic) to take which help resolve the herpes lesions. It is important to see a professional and have this treated as soon as possible because if it is not, permenant scarring and vision loss can occur. Answered by Starr Cottle 2 years ago.

She would need an anti-viral medication to help cure the lesions. Often times, once the sores have already broken the best thing you can do is to keep them moist. You can try using a triple antibiotic ointment like neoporin. If they spread, see a doctor. M. Answered by Chau Garnes 2 years ago.

There is is drops that you can take How it is caused by sexual contact there gross blood the best way to find out is to get a cat scan to if there any activy consult a doctor Answered by Anika Truver 2 years ago.

Wow, that's unfortunate. Is she sure that is what it is? I mean, has a doctor diagnosed it? If so, he or she must have told your friend that there is no cure. She can treat it to reduce outbreaks, but that is all. She should go back to her doctor. Answered by Rachele Delfin 2 years ago.

see a MD. right now..your friend could loose their vision in that eye.. Answered by Candice Dorce 2 years ago.

How long does it take for Feline Herpes Symptons to go away?
My poor 6 month old kitten "Tangerine" has feline herpes. I have been giving him Lysine twice a day orally and Zithromax once a day orally and Terramycin twice a day for his eye. I have been giving him these for about 5 - 6 days now and I am not seeing much improvement. What is the average time period on... Asked by Ozella Rabil 2 years ago.

My poor 6 month old kitten "Tangerine" has feline herpes. I have been giving him Lysine twice a day orally and Zithromax once a day orally and Terramycin twice a day for his eye. I have been giving him these for about 5 - 6 days now and I am not seeing much improvement. What is the average time period on when the symptons dissapear? His symptons at the moment are: Runny Nose Discharge from the nose Discharge from one eye Closed sore eye Sneezing a lot Low Energy Noisy Breathing All answers are welcome and are appreciated. Thanks! Answered by Elidia Carlise 2 years ago.

All of these symptoms add up to more than feline Herpes. Feline Herpes is when an eye, usually one or the other, has a daily discharge which is hard to mend with anything but eye drops for the virus that is in his eye. The brand name is viroptic. VERY expensive. As for the meds you are dispensing almost exactly what I would be doing for a severe URI except Zithromax is not to be given daily in cats. One 250 mg pill diluted with 8 ccs of distilled water is actually 16 doses for a cat. 1/2 cc is all that should be dispensed and in a space of 3 to 4 days between doses is recommended. If you are not sure of Kitty's progress, Keep a diary of kitty's health and look back to read what happened a few days ago. You should be seeing at least *some* improvement over a several day period with all the meds that you are dispensing. You may need a vet visit for blood work to make a determination on exactly what is causing all of this. If there is no improvement. In the meantime put you kitty in a small room and start an vaporizer. nothing opens the airway passages to the lungs than warm moist *air* Also make sure kitty stays hydrated a necessity for antibiotics to work properly. If necessary force *feed* kitty Pediatric electrolytes found in the baby food department. It is better than plain water. Answered by Marjorie Fetner 2 years ago.

you do no longer say how plenty lysine you're giving him - he might desire to be getting 250 mg an afternoon. till he's a sizeable 6 month previous and them he might have 500 mg I honestly have chanced on the powdered Lysine put in a small little bit of moist nutrients works extra suitable. I honestly have 2 cats that get a maintenance dose on a daily basis. particularly frequently the attention ointment/drops could make it worse as a results of fact it hurts and irritates. you do no longer say if the release is sparkling or colored. whether this is colored he now has an infection and maybe might desire to be taken care of with clavulox (anti-biotic) or vibravet (antibiotic). If his nostril is blocked up placed basically slightly of vicks below his chin, this might help along with his respiratory. in case you have an oil burner, placed some eucalyptus oil or tea tree oil in it. Or in case you have a vapourizer - comparable element. For the sneezing you could upload some echinacea additionally to his nutrients. in simple terms get organic echinacea without different ingredients. As yet another stated, try to shop him in a quiet area, far off from stresses of each and on a daily basis existence. Answered by Shad Humston 2 years ago.

how do you know its that - did your vet diagnose it? I have never heard of that, do you mean FIP or FELV? I think the symptoms have gone on too long and if you are just medicating him without a vet telling you to do it you might be doing the wrong thing Take to vet or at least call and tell him everything The NOISY BREATHING IS NOT GOOD! Good be some form of pneumonia And keep him inside if he is an outside cat! Answered by Clyde Speelman 2 years ago.

I have a four month old kitten that has a virus that affects his eyes and nose. five times to the vets?
on antibiotics and still not much better. The vet says it is a virus, maybe herpes although he tested negative for this. Any ideas? Asked by Codi Dorat 2 years ago.

I volunteered with a rescue group for a year or so, and actually cat-sat 68 rescues in transition to the adoption center. I think I volunteered with them for about a year, but it was quite an intense experience. I gave shots, pills, interferon, eye meds, skin balms, cooked for them, everything. That upper respiratory/eye infection -- and it is viral -- that is common among undomiciled cats and is even more common among kittens, is just a real stinker to get rid of. In the end, it does go away. But all the rescue groups were plagued by it, because you would have a perfectly socialized, lovely, healthy little animal, sick to death of being in a cage and ready to occupy someone's home and life, and their eyes would be seeping gunk and they would be sneezing. We did ampicillin, Baytril, ophthalmic eye ointments, and that stuff would hang on and on. If your cat actually has conjunctivitis, that is, if the lining of the eye socket is red and inflammed, and the cause is viral, there were some wonderful eye drops called Viroptic, specifically antiviral. The vet gave me his itty bitty bottle, because I had a kitten whose eye was at risk in my care, and he didn't want the eyeball to be crushed. But he told me it cost about $60. I had to put it in this kitten's eye every 4 hours round the clock for -- I think -- 3 or 4 days. And it didn't work immediately, but it did work within a week. Whether Viroptic would be indicated for your kitten's infection and whether you can afford it (the price could have gone up or down in the intervening 8 years) are things you would need to check out for yourself. The important thing for you to know is that this experience you are having is not at all unusual. This is the normal course of this scourge. But if your kitten is basically healthy, then the victory is yours. And if your kitten is healthy and is eating and energetic, then it's all over but the cessation of sneezing. Of course, you have to continue to medicate as your vet suggests. But you will shoot the magic bullet this week, and the infection will not abate until next week or the week after. It will happen, though. Also, if your kitten has been on oral antibiotics, you need to remember that what is true for humans is true for cats on antibiotics: They destroy nasty bacteria, but they also destroy probiotic bacteria in the digestive system, and after you have completed a course of antibiotics, you should reculture the good guys in his gut. If your cat will eat yogurt, feed him a teaspoon or so a day for a week. Try to pick out a yogurt that has lots of different cultures in it: acidophilus, bifidas regularis, a good selection. If your cat won't eat yogurt, just buy a container of plain yogurt and let it sit, out of the fridge for a day or so, and then refrigerate it (yogurt doesn't rot; it just grows more tangy). When you see that yellow fluid forming around the edges of the carton, pour that off. This is loaded with lots of good guys, probiotic bacteria. Grab an eye dropper, take your cat by surprise, and get a couple of eyedroppers of that down him a day for 5-7 days. There is also some stuff available in the fancier pet supply stores called "The Missing Link". It is a dietary supplement for cats that is supposed to supply nutrients and enzymes indoor cats especially just don't get. You might want to check this stuff out online, but I think it facilitates rebalancing intestinal flora and fauna. You might not think this is important, but poor digestion of food can lead to further health problems. So once you are done medicating your cat, it really is a good idea to bring his system back into balance (and I am not being touchy-feeley with the phrase "balance"), just in case he has a tendency to sensitive stomach. It is a preventive measure. I don't know how much help I've been. At least some, I hope. But please do be assured the experience you are having with this infection is par for the course, and no matter what anybody says, there really is no quick fix. Your kitten will be all right, though. It will just take longer than you think it should. Answered by Mckenzie Szafraniec 2 years ago.

It's most likely an upper respiratory and needs the antibiotics but they take a good two weeks to clear up. If it's runny eyes that you suspect for herpes, go get some generic lysine (or l-lysine, same thing) at the grocery store and give 250mg once a day over the dry food. That's a normal cat dose but you can go as high as 500mg a day with it, without hurting the cat. We use it for our FIV+ cat who gets recurring runny eyes from the herpes virus and it clears it up in 3 days. Use the powder or crush the pill, don't get the gel cap because that tastes terrible and they won't eat that. The powder has no flavor and it's easy to give over food. If the virus is the calci virus (the other one that makes their eyes run) you'll need an eye ointment from the vet to clear that up. One of ours has that occasionally and it takes 2 weeks before it clears up. But if you're seeing a runny nose too, it's most likely an upper respiratory, you'll just have to wait to see results on that one. Use a kleenex to help keep their eyes clear and give him lots of love and pets. Answered by Katelin Vala 2 years ago.

A couple of possibilities: Chlamidia infextion usually in eyes , responds to topical tetracyclines, It may take a few weeks to respond. Rhinotracheitis.. something the cat is vaccinated for. Can be a nusiance for a while and in un vaccinates can cause severe damage. Treatment is supportive only; Any respiratior disease, such as pneumonia. Antibiotics, typically penicillin derritives are used. However in difficult cases, try "Zithromax" I have had good success with it in severe cases.. Get dose from your vet. Dr. W Answered by Desmond Persson 2 years ago.

go to walmart and go to the supplement isle and get some L-Lysine and give your kitten 500mg of that a day. that will keep the herpes virus from replicating. the test for feline herpes isn't very accurate my vet said. I have 2 cats that have feline herpes. if you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me. Answered by Hisako Setton 2 years ago.

I use pink eye medication made for humans on my dogs & it clears ir right up. Also try to hold a damp-cool tea bag on it. (thats supposed to help also) Answered by Winona Wernert 2 years ago.

Bad case of Kitty Conjunctivitus?
My cat has severe conjunctivitis. (pink eye) in both eyes. It is non-responsive to antibiotics, and the viroptic drops irritate them like crazy, so i was told to stop them. one of the eyes is so swollen all of the tissue under her eye is covering all but where her pupil is. I have to moisten and unglue her eyes... Asked by Stella Schissel 2 years ago.

My cat has severe conjunctivitis. (pink eye) in both eyes. It is non-responsive to antibiotics, and the viroptic drops irritate them like crazy, so i was told to stop them. one of the eyes is so swollen all of the tissue under her eye is covering all but where her pupil is. I have to moisten and unglue her eyes about 2x a day. Has anyone gone through this? What did you do? Anyone have any advice? Of course she has been to vet about 4 times, and I am taking her to an specialist next, so I am sure they will get it all figured out. In the meanwhile, anyone have any words of wisdom? Any homeopathic solutions? Any vets out there with a second opinion? She is on: amoxicillan L-lysin viroptic drops (we had to stop these) ciprofloxacin drops Answered by Germaine Taflinger 2 years ago.

I want to commend you on doing an excellent job with your cat in being proactive concerning its health. Clearing up pink eye takes a while. The medications your cat is on sound like the right ones. It sounds like you are on the right track. Unglueing the eyes is good. You have to keep them open and draining. If your vet referred you to a specialist it sounds like your vet is doing all they feel they can do for your cat. Hopefully the specialist can better pinpoint and treat the problem. Best Wishes with your furry loved one. Answered by Cecil Pruess 2 years ago.

Our cat had what you are describing, we were prescribed amoxicillion, as well as eye drops this cleared it up in no time. Are they certain that it is pink eye that the cat has? Have you thought about getting a second opinion? I would, cause what ever is going on could very easily lead to the cat going blind, and I know this is not something you would want to see happen to your cat. Best of Luck Answered by Aron Tiemens 2 years ago.

I'd be careful of taking any medical advise from Yahoo users. Seeing a specialst sounds like a great idea and I hope your cat gets better soon!! Answered by Brigitte Nejaime 2 years ago.

Are they positive it is pink eye and not some sort of allergy or allergic reaction to food or environment. Either way..I hope they figure it out fast for your poor kitty!!! Answered by Gale Frazell 2 years ago.

I need a second opinion about this kitten with infected eyes?
This kitten, along with 24 other cats and kittens were found abandoned at a house. This kitten was the only one with a severe eye infection. The eye was so bad that it had to be removed surgically. Now, 2 weeks later, his other eye is getting worse and we fear that it may also need to be removed if he doesn't... Asked by Billy Bynoe 2 years ago.

Oh, my - and that is exactly what is going to happen to the other eye if it's not treated. It's amazing the first one did not rupture! The antiviral is the safest course of action. You can mess around with other drops and things, like gentimycin and other topicals, but they aren't cheap either. The antivirals are human drugs, and pricey as they need to be specially compounded. That price you have been quoted is very reasonable. Generally we don't realize how expensive human drugs are - our health insurance pays for it. You need to weigh the odds of treating with something cheaper and then moving on to the antiviral if it doesn't work, or just going on to the antiviral (which may or may not work), or just having they eye removed. It all depends on your budget. A blind cat will do very well - must be kept strictly indoors of course - but they adapt and adapt well. Answered by Jeromy Uppinghouse 2 years ago.

Awww poor little thing. I have heard of this happening with cats, and it happened to a few of my grandparents barn cats. They got this exact same medication and it really helped. Out of the 10 cats with the infection, the medication helped all but one. Answered by Lelia Benck 2 years ago.

Fvr in cats?
we know you can treat the symptoms , but it never goes away this is a form of herpes 1 in cats it doesnt go away it is not the same as the one humans get but like it it is with them for life and is contagious. Asked by Len Keltt 2 years ago.

FVR is the old name for the disease called Feline rhinotracheitis. We now designate this infection as being rhinophenumonitis caused by the Feline Herpes virus type 1 virus. So you will see called FHV-1 newer literature, internet sights and information You can look up FHV-1 on the internet for further reading, but the virus is treatable with medications such as Herplex®, Viroptic®, or Vira-A®. After it has been treated you can expect a normal life expectency, pending further outbreaks or complications. Answered by Jung Donoho 2 years ago.

Are you sure you mean FVR? That is treatable. Answered by Linh Mawyer 2 years ago.

Painful small bump on lip?
Help I have a small bump on my upper lip,It has pus.its not very visible but is red.I did kiss a guy the day before i got it. what is it? Asked by Scottie Gdovin 2 years ago.

Sounds like a Cold sore to me. Which is a type of the herpes virus. A lot of people get them its nothing to be embarrassed about. It could be something else though. I would tell your parents(preferably mom, dads tend to be more scary lol). And please refrain from touching it. If it is a cold sore or blister it can spread to other parts of the body. So while its on your lip don't touch it and if you do wash your hands before using the restroom. Put some chap stick on it for now if its bothering you. Answered by Josie Schiermeier 2 years ago.

It might be nothing, but its worth checking out. It could be anything, from a cold sore to something scary, but get it checked out. In the mean time before you go to a doctor, put some vaseline or any petroleum jelly on it Good luck :S Answered by Arlene Schupp 2 years ago.

gaaah, it might be a cold sore. tell your mother. (not about the kissing part, just the cold sore) Answered by Josh Prettyman 2 years ago.


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