About the drug:
Travoprost is useful in treating high pressure in the eye. This elevated pressure in the eye can result in an illness called glaucoma. Travoprost is an active ingredient present in Travatan medicine. Travoprost belongs to a group of medicines called prostaglandin analogs. It is effective for adults, adolescents, and children from two months old onward.
Usage of the drug:
Travoprost is a prescription eye drop used to reduce high pressure in the eye. It is used either alone or in combination with other eye drops to lower the elevated pressure in the eye to treat glaucoma.
Working on the drug:
High pressure in the eye- Your eyeballs contains a transparent liquid, which is essential for the eye. This fluid is always emptying out of the eye, and more fluid is always being produced. If there is any blockage in draining the liquid outside the body, the pressure insides the eye builds up. If the pressure is too high, it can damage your eye sight.
Travoprost is categorized under prostaglandin analogs, which exerts their mode of action by increasing the outflow of liquid, which decreases the pressure in the eye.
Travatan is manufactured by Alcon, Belgium and can be bought online from 24x7pharma.com.
Dosage forms and strengths
The drug is available in the form of the ophthalmic solution under the following brand name and strength on our website:
Before you take this drug:
Do not take this drug
Are allergic to this active ingredient Travoprost or any other inactive ingredients of the drug. ?
Tell your doctor if you:
Have an eye infection
Will be having eye surgery
Are breast feeding or planning to breastfeed
How much to take the drug?
It is suggested to use one drop in the affected eye once a day. It is preferred to administer the drops in the evening. It should be administered in the affected eye only, avoid using it on both the eyes if not told by your doctor. Rinse your hands with water before and after using the eye drops.
Also, if you are told to use another drop, wait at least five minutes between putting in Travoprost and other ophthalmic drops.
How to take the drug?
The ophthalmic solution has been prescribed for you. You must not give it to other people even if they have the same symptoms as you have. Its administration can harm anybody even they have the same illness as you.
For how long to take the drug?
Do not stop putting in the eye drops without consulting with your doctor. It must be used daily on a regular basis, so it is necessary to keep on using the drops as long as recommended by the doctor.
If you accidentally use too many eye drops, just go back to your normal dosing schedule that is once a day dosing the next day. If you have any doubt, please check with your doctor.
If you forget using the eye, leave the missed dose, and take the next dose on time. Avoid doubling up on doses to compensate the missed one.
Side effects of the drug:
Eye redness is one of the most commonly reported side effects of the medicine. Other common side effects that you may experience are stated below:
A change in eye colour
Burning or stinging eyes
Sensitivity to light
A feeling that something is in the eye
Eye or eye lid inflammation
Some people may also experience:
Eye swelling or discharge
Cataract (clouding of the eye)
Reduced feeling in the eyes
Irritation in the eye
If you are worried about any of the side effects or they become troublesome, talk to your doctor take immediate medical help.
Common drug interactions:
There are several drugs that can interact with Travoprost and affect its working or Travoprost can affect the way Travoprost works:
Calcium channel blockers
Antiarrhythmic medications like disopyramide
Catecholamine depleting drugs like reserpine
All these drugs that are mentioned above can decrease the effectiveness of your ophthalmic solution.
Things to remember:
If you contact lenses remove them before putting the eye drops into your eye and wait for at least 15 minutes before putting them back.
If your skin becomes in contact with this solution, rinse with water and pat dry.