Travoprost

Description

Travoprost is a medicine used to treat eyes conditions such as ocular hypertension and open-angle glaucoma that cause increased pressure inside the eyes. This medicine works by reducing the fluid pressure inside the eyes. Travoprost shows side effects like pain, itching, discomfort, redness, warmth, and foreign body sensation in the eyes. It may also cause decreased vision in some cases. Avoid driving vehicles or operating machines until your vision is clear. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects persist or worsen. Travoprost should be used regularly, as directed by your doctor, to get the most benefit from it. Avoid the discontinuation of this medicine without consulting your doctor. If you wear contact lenses, make sure you remove them before instilling the medication in your eyes and wait for at least 15 minutes before putting them back. Travoprost should be avoided if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor if you are using any other medicines to your eyes or have any other eye problems. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Travoprost

  • Blurred vision
  • Eye pain
  • Dry eyes
  • Redness of the eye
  • Burning or itching of eyes
  • Eye discharge
  • Headache

Uses of Travoprost

What is it prescribed for?

  • Intraocular hypertension
  • Open angle Glaucoma
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of Travoprost may be observed within 2 hours.
  • Duration of effect
    \Travoprost may remain active in your body for approximately 24 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    Travoprost has no habit-forming tendency.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    Travoprost is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    Travoprost is not recommended for use while breastfeeding unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

Avoid using Travoprost if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat, eyes), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Travoprost is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Travoprost is not recommended for use while breastfeeding unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Contact lens

Travoprost is not recommended for use if you are wearing contact lenses in your eyes. Remove the contact lenses prior to administration of the eye drops and wait for 15 minutes before putting them back in the eyes.

Eyelash changes and pigmentation

Travoprost may gradually cause changes in the eyelashes such as an increase in the length, thickness, pigmentation, and/or the number of lashes or hairs. It may also cause misdirected growth of eyelashes. This medicine may also change the eye colour by increasing the amount of brown pigment in the iris (coloured part of the eye).

Aphakia

Aphakia refers to the absence of the lens of the eye, due to surgery, a perforating wound or ulcers, or birth defect. Travoprost should be used with caution if you have aphakia as it may further worsen your condition.

Bacterial keratitis

If Travoprost eye drops get contaminated by bacteria on multiple-use, it can cause bacterial keratitis (an infection of the cornea, the clear front surface of the eyes). Hence, avoid touching the tip of the dropper against your eye or other surfaces. Close the cover of the bottle after administration to keep it clean and free from contamination.

Driving or operating machines

Travoprost may cause temporary blurring of vision or visual disturbances after instilling the eye drops. If you experience such symptoms, avoid driving vehicles or operating machines.

Missed Dose

If you forget to instill the dose of Travoprost at a given time, instill it in your eyes as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

As Travoprost is intended for external use, the likelihood of side effects due to an overdose is low. However, do not administer more than the prescribed dose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Tafluprost

Bimatoprost

Disease interactions

Macular oedema

Macular oedema refers to a build-up of fluid in the macula, an area in the centre of the retina. Travoprost should be used with caution if you have macular oedema as it may damage your vision.

Uveitis

Uveitis refers to swelling inside your eyes. Travoprost may cause uveitis. Hence, this medicine should be used with caution if you have active intraocular inflammation (swelling inside your eyes).
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Instill Travoprost in your eyes as directed by your doctor. Avoid touching the tip of the dropper against your eye or other surfaces. Do not wipe or rinse the dropper tip. Always close the cover of the bottle after use to keep it clean and free from contamination. Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before instilling other medications in the same eye. Never use Travoprost if the seal is broken before you use it for the first time.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Travoprost works by reducing the fluid pressure inside the eyes.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Ophthalmic glaucoma agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 19 Nov 2021

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