Generic Name: travoprost
Drug Class: prostaglandin analog
Travatan Eyedrops Uses
Travatan is an ophthalmic prescription solution used to reduce elevated intraocular pressure or IOP. This is prescribed for patients with ocular hypertension and open-angle glaucoma. It reduces the risk of blindness, vision loss, and nerve damage.
This is available in Travatan 0.04 mg/mL ophthalmic solution.
Travatan Eyedrops Mechanism of Action
The precise action of this eyedrop is still unknown. However, it is believed that this selective FP prostanoid receptor agonist can reduce the pressure in the eye by increasing the uveoscleral outflow.
How to Use Travatan Eyedrops
Before using Travatan, it is necessary to read the drug information or patient information leaflet, or medication guide given by a healthcare professional. You must not use any medication unless you have understood the uses and directions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for further medical advice or additional details.
This is usually prescribed once a day, in the evening. Make a dosing schedule so you will not miss your doses. If you are using other eye medications, make sure that there is at least a 5-minute interval between each dose/ Do not increase/decrease your Travatan Eyedrops dosage or use this solution more frequently than prescribed.
- Wash your hands properly prior to applying eye medications.
- Open the Travatan ophthalmic solution.
- In a position comfortable for you, tilt your head back a little.
- Pull the lower eyelid of your affected eye down. Hold the bottle directly above your eye with the dropper right above the eyelid. Be careful not to poke your eye with the tip of your dropper.
- Look up, then squeeze the bottle gently to release a drop.
- Close your eyes in a slow manner and tip your head down a bit. Do not squint or blink for a minute or two. Press the inner corner of your eye in order to prevent the solution from draining.
- Recap the bottle and store it correctly.
Travatan Eyedrops Side Effects
Mild & Common Side Effects:
-Temporary eye itching or discomfort
-Temporary eye redness
-Feeling as if there is something in the eye
-Increase in eyelash length or thickness
-Increased sensitivity to light
Severe Side Effects:
-Brown discoloration of the iris
Note that this is not a full/complete list of the side effects of this eyedrop.
If you experience severe or persistent adverse reactions, discontinue medication and call your doctor or any healthcare professional to report side effects.
Warnings and Precautions
Do not use this prescription drug if you have a known allergic reaction to travoprost, bimatoprost, latanoprost, benzalkonium chloride, or any inactive ingredients it may contain. Always be watchful for any serious allergy symptoms, including trouble breathing, swelling of the face and neck, severe dizziness, swollen lymph nodes, hives/itchiness, and skin rashes. If this occurs, stop using this nasal medication and seek emergency medical help immediately.
This eyedrop may be contraindicated for people with a history of lens extraction or aphakia, uveitis, iritis, or macular edema. Also, due to possible drug interactions, you should discuss all the prescription medications, nonprescription medications, supplements, and herbal products you are taking.
Dizziness and blurred vision are common adverse reactions to this medication. Practice safety caution when doing tasks that would need alertness and clear vision, especially driving. You must also limit drinking alcohol while using this eyedrop.
Pregnant and breastfeeding moms must take this oral drug only if extremely necessary. It is necessary to discuss all the possible risks with a healthcare provider.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What are Travatan Eyedrops used for?
Doctors prescribe Travatan Eyedrops for glaucoma (open-angle) and ocular hypertension. This solution can decrease intraocular pressure.
Is Travatan a beta-blocker?
Travatan Eyedrops (generic: travoprost) is not a beta-blocker. This is classified as prostaglandin analog.
Can Travatan cause dry eye?
Dry eye is among the ocular adverse reactions of this medication. Other common adverse effects are eye redness and itching.
Do Travatan Eyedrops need to be refrigerated?
There is no need to store this ophthalmic solution inside the refrigerator. Keep your Travatan in a cool, dry place and at room temperature.
How long does Travatan last?
A bottle of Travatan can last for up to 4 weeks. If you haven’t finished the bottle after 4 weeks, it should be discarded.
What is the difference between Travatan and Travatan Z?
Travatan Z replaces benzalkoniukm chloride. This is a kind of preservative that Travatan Eye Drops contain.
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