TRAVATAN EYE DROP

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Travatan Eye Drop

Travatan Eye Drop is a medicine used to reduce pressure in the eyes in adults with glaucoma and high pressure in the eye. If the pressure in your eye is too high it can damage your sight, potentially leading to blindness. It works by helping fluid flow from inside the eye into the blood.

Travatan Eye Drop can be used alone or in combination with other eye medicines to reduce pressure. Follow the instructions given by your doctor and use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit. If you stop using it, pressure in the eye could increase and damage your sight.

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Most common side effects

The most common side effects of this medicine include ocular hyperemia, decreased vision, eye discomfort, foreign body sensation, eye pain, and eye itching. If you experience any such side effects that bother you, talk to your doctor.

They may be able to tell you ways of reducing or preventing some side effects or suggest another treatment. If your vision is blurred or you have other changes in sight for a time, do not drive until your vision is clear. This is usually a short-term side effect.

Do not use Travatan Eye Drop if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or if you are breastfeeding.

USES OF TRAVATAN OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION

  • Glaucoma
  • Ocular hypertension

BENEFITS OF TRAVATAN OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION

In Glaucoma

Travatan Eye Drop helps reduce pressure in your eyes (ocular hypertension) that can lead to an illness called glaucoma. It may be used alone or with other eye drops. Do not use it too often as that can make it less effective. You should only use it in the affected eye and take it regularly as prescribed by your doctor. If you stop taking it, the pressure in your eye will not be controlled. This could lead to a loss of sight.

In Ocular hypertension

Travatan Eye Drop belongs to a group of medicines called prostaglandin analogue. It is used to reduce pressure in your eyes.

It increases the flow of fluid from inside the eye into the bloodstream thereby lowering the increased eye pressure.

If the pressure in your eye is too high, it can damage your sight. Take it regularly as prescribed by your doctor. If you stop taking it, the pressure in your eye will not be controlled.

SIDE EFFECTS OF TRAVATAN OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Travatan

  • Eye pain
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Eye discomfort
  • Eye itching
  • Ocular hyperemia
  • Decreased vision

HOW TO USE TRAVATAN OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION

This medicine is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid.

HOW TRAVATAN OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION WORKS

Travatan Eye Drop is a prostaglandin analogue. It works by increasing the outflow of aqueous humor, thereby lowering the increased eye pressure.

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

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Pregnancy

Travatan Eye Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

Travatan Eye Drop should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving

Travatan Eye Drop does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney

No interaction found/established
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Liver

No interaction found/established

Quick tips

  • For best results, put one drop once a day in the evening/night in the affected eye(s).
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute, immediately after instilling the drop.
  • Travatan Eye Drop may cause brown pigmentation of the iris. This discoloration may be permanent.
  • Your eyelashes may become more dense and eyelid skin may darken. These changes should disappear after discontinuing Travatan Eye Drop.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • Travatan Eye Drop helps lower high pressure in the eye and reduces the risk of vision loss.

FAQs

Q. Can Travatan Ophthalmic Solution cause dry eyes?

Though it does not occur in everyone, dry eyes is a common side effect of Travatan Eye Drop. If you experience severe dryness which irritates you, talk to your doctor who may suggest a remedy for this.

Q. Does Travatan Ophthalmic Solution make eyelashes grow?

Yes, Travatan Eye Drop may gradually cause some changes to your eyelashes. It may increase the length, thickness, pigmentation and number of lashes. These changes are usually reversible and disappear after discontinuation of the treatment.

Q. How long does it take for Travatan Ophthalmic Solution to work?

Travatan Eye Drop starts working quickly after about 2 hours of administration. The maximum effect of this medicine is reached after about 12 hours. Consult your doctor if you do not notice any improvement in your symptoms in a day.

Q. How should Travatan Ophthalmic Solution be used?

Always use Travatan Eye Drop as directed by your doctor. It is usually recommended to put one drop in the affected eye(s) once a day, in the evening. Use it in both the eyes if advised by the doctor. Take it for as long as your doctor has advised you.

Q. How should Travatan Ophthalmic Solution be stored?

Store Travatan Eye Drop at 2°C – 25°C (36°F – 77°F). Keep it out of reach and sight of children. Before opening, keep the bottle in the container it came in to protect it from moisture. Do not use it after the expiry date. After opening the bottle, use it only for 2 weeks.

Q. Can I stop Travatan Ophthalmic Solution if I am fine now?

No, you should not stop using Travatan Eye Drop without consulting your doctor. If you stop taking this medicine suddenly, the pressure in your eyes may not be controlled which may increase the risk of loss of sight.

Q. When should I seek a doctor’s advice?

You should contact your doctor immediately if you develop an eye infection, conjunctivitis or an eyelid reaction. Also, you should inform the doctor if you have an eye injury or eye surgery. Discuss with your doctor if you have to continue using Travatan Eye Drop.

Q. Can I use Travatan Ophthalmic Solution with contact lenses?

No, you should remove your contact lenses before instilling Travatan Ophthalmic Solution. You can re-insert the lens 15 minutes after using Travatan Eye Drop. Contact your doctor if there is any eye irritation that persists.

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