Travatan Eye Drops (Travoprost)
What is Travatan Eye Drops (Travoprost) used for?
Travatan Eye Drops (Travoprost) are used in the treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension. It works by increasing the amount of fluid that is drained from the eye, and reducing pressure within the eye. By reducing pressure within the eye, it helps to reduce the risk of blindness or nerve damage.
How should I use Travatan Eye Drops (Travoprost)?
Travatan Eye Drops (Travoprost) should be applied directly to the eye, exactly as directed by your physician. Adult patients are sometimes directed to use these eye drops once per day, in the evening. Always ensure that the dropper doesn't become contaminated, and never touch it or allow it to come into contact with other surfaces.
What are the side effects of Travatan Eye Drops (Travoprost)?
Patients who use Travatan Eye Drops (Travoprost) may notice some side effects, such as:
Patients should discuss the risks of all possible side effects with their physician before using this medication, and immediately consult their physician if any side effect persists or worsens, or if other more serious side effects occur, such as discharge from the eye, light sensitivity or chest pain.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Travatan Eye Drops (Travoprost). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Prolonged use of these eye drops may cause a brown discoloration of the iris. This may be permanent. Patients are advised to have regular eye checks while using this medication.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.