Travatan

Generic Name: Travoprost

  • What is Travatan?

    Travatan is an eyedrop used to treat glaucoma (high pressure in the eye) and ocular hypertension. It is used only when other drugs have failed to control eye pressure.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Travatan?

    Travatan may cause your iris (the colored part of the eye) and eyelid to become darker. Also, your eyelashes may become darker and longer. These changes may be permanent.

    It takes about 2 hours for this medication to start working; do not take more than the recommended amount.

  • Who should not take Travatan?

    Do not use Travatan if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Travatan?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Travatan. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have a history of eye swelling/inflammation or currently have it; closed-angle glaucoma; or if you have an eye infection.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults and children ≥16 years: The recommended dose is 1 drop in the affected eye(s) once daily, in the evening.

  • How should I take Travatan?

    Do not place Travatan in the eyes while wearing contact lenses. Remove the lenses before administering Travatan and wait 15 minutes before reinserting them.

    If you are using Travatan with another drug for your eyes, make sure that you separate the administration of the second drug by 5 minutes.

  • What should I avoid while taking Travatan?

    While using Travatan, do not allow the tip of the dispenser to touch your eye; the dispenser may then have bacterial growth on it, which may lead to an infection in your eye.

    Do not use Travatan more than once daily, since it may not work as well if used more frequently.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Travatan?

    No significant interactions have been reported at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Travatan?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: blurred vision, eye discomfort, foreign body sensation, itching, pain

  • Can I receive Travatan if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Travatan during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Travatan?

    If you miss a dose and it's within 24 hours of your next dose, skip it and return to your normal scheduled time. Do not exceed more than one drop in a 24-hour period. Never apply two drops at once.

  • How should I store Travatan?

    Store either at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

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