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Travoprost

Molecule Description

Travoprost is an ophthalmic solution that belongs to the Prostaglandin Analogue medicine class used for the treatment of high fluid pressure inside the eyes.

Uses of Travoprost

Decrease in intraocular pressure in persons with open angle glaucoma & ocular hypertension.

Contraindications of Travoprost

When should one not use Travoprost

Do not take if you are allergic to Travoprost or any ingredient of this medicine.

Side effects of Travoprost

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Pain, itching, and redness in the eye and eyelid
  • Temporary blurred vision
  • Eye irritation

Precautions and Warnings of Travoprost

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Travoprost during pregnancy?
A:
It would be best if you took advice from your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Travoprost while breastfeeding?
A:
It is probably unsafe for breastfeeding mothers. Use it only when prescribed by your doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Travoprost?
A:
This medicine may lead to blurring of vision for some time just after you use this medicine. Do not drive until you feel relieved.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Travoprost?
A:
No information is available on interactions of Travoprost when taken with alcohol, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further details.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have some changes in the eyelids including unusual hair growth
  • Ehe colour of your iris has chnaged (the coloured part of your eye)
  • You had cataract surgery
  • You wear soft contact lenses
  • You experience breathlessness, wheezing or increased symptoms of asthma
  • You have or ever had a history of an eye inflammation
  • You are allergic to this medicine or similar medicines of this group
  • You have redness, itching or infection of eyes
  • Recent eye surgery
  • Lens extraction
  • You notice any visual disturbances

Mode of Action of Travoprost

How Does It Work?

It acts by increasing the outflow of aqueous fluid from the eye, thus reducing the pressure inside the eye.

Interactions of Travoprost

Interactions with other medicines

No information is available on interactions of Travoprost when taken with other medicines, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further details.

Interactions with food items

No information is available on interactions of Travoprost when taken with food, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further details.

Dosage of Travoprost

Overdose

Overdose of this medicine may cause breathlessness/ wheezing or increase the symptoms of asthma. Consult your doctor if you take an excessive dose of this medicine.

Missed a Dose

Take the missed dose as early as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with next regular dose. Do not take a dose twice to compensate for a missed one.
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using this medicine?

  • You are allergic to this medicine or similar medicines of this group
  • You have redness, itching or infection of eyes
  • History of recent eye surgery
  • Lens extraction
  • You notice any visual disturbances

Q: What precautions should I take while using this medicine?

A: Use Travoprost with caution as it may cause blurred vision or can make your eyes sensitive to light. Also, use with caution in children. Do not drive when using this medicine.
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2020 | 10:47 PM (IST)

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