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Brand : Travatan Solution Generic
Composition : Travaprost
Travatan or its generic Travoprost is a very effective prostaglandin analog. It can be used in treating various ophthalmic conditions, due to its action of reducing the pressure in the eyes. It increases the quantity of liquid, which is drained from the eye. Hence, it can be used in conditions like ocular hypertension or glaucoma, in which there is an increased pressure in the fluid of the eye.What is Generic 1
We sell generic medicine. generics are brand equivalent drugs which contain the same active ingredients. Generic drugs may differ in appearance, color, packaging, shape, size.
Travoprost or Travatan can be used in conditions when there is an increase in the intraocular pressure. It is useful in patients suffering from disorders like glaucoma of open-angle category and in ocular hypertension. This helps by increasing the quantity of liquid that can be drained out of the eye. This reduces the pressure in the eyes and relieves the intraocular pressure. Decrease in the pressure in the eye also helps in prevention of blindness. Travatan can help in maintaining the normal functions of the eye by managing the fluid flow in the eye, thereby regulating the normal pressure.
Travatan is available in the form of an ophthalmic solution. The dose recommended for Travatan is 1 drop in the affected eye, once daily, preferably in the evening. When patients make a decision to buy Travatan, they should keep it in mind that this medicine is not to be used more than in the prescribed dose. It has been proved that using Travatan or Travoprost in higher doses leads to decrease in its action of reducing intraocular pressure. A decrease in pressure in the ocular region begins as early as 2 - 3 hrs after administration of the first dose. The effect reaches its peak after approximately 12 hours of using this medicine. This medicine can also be used simultaneously with some other local ophthalmic medicines to enhance the intraocular pressure reducing effect.
Travatan Side Effects:
Occasionally, some mild side effects are observed in patients using Travatan. Patients should immediately inform the physician if they notice any of the side effects of Travatan that are mentioned below:
• Blurring of vision
• Redness of eyelids
• Permanent darkening of eyelashes
• Discomfort and pain in the eyes.
• Change in the color of the iris to brown
• Thickening or hardness of eyelashes
• Stinging pain in the eyes
• Sensation as if something is stuck in the eyes
• Dryness of eyes or watering of eyes
Some patients may develop an allergic reaction to Travatan that is manifested as a skin rash, dyspnoea and swelling of the lip and throat. When patients make a decision to purchase Travatan, they should make a note of these symptoms and should inform the physician if these symptoms are observed. Some serious side effects of Travatan include oozing of thick discharge from eyes, changes in vision, chest pain and elevated sensitivity to direct light.
Although Travatan does not cause any life threatening complications due to an overdose, patients should inform the doctor immediately if they notice the below mentioned symptoms, to avoid aggravation of the condition:
• Watering of the eyes
• Burning or stinging sensation in the eyes
• Blurred vision
• Intense redness of the eye
Generic Travatan Travoprost should be stored in a cool and dry place. Also, care should be taken to place the medicine away from the reach of small children. It should not be kept close to direct heat or sunlight as it may damage the contents of the medicine.
Travatan or Travoprost is not known to cause any drug interaction with any topical or systemic agent. However, patients are advised to tell the doctor about all the medicines they are currently taking including all prescription medicines, non-prescription medicines, herbal agents and supplementary medicines. Before patients make a decision to buy Travatan, it is important to share this information with the physician to prevent the possibility of any drug interactions.
Patients are advised to take the missed dose, immediately after they remember. But, if the time for the next dose has almost arrived then it is advisable to skip that missed dose and continue the schedule from the next dose onwards. Also, patients should never take 2 doses of Travatan at a time to make up for the missed dose as this can lead to an adverse reaction.
The safety of this medicine in the fetus and newborn babies is not fully established. So, it is better to avoid this medicine during pregnancy and breastfeeding to avoid any unknown side effects in the unborn baby or the newborn child.
Patients should never share this medicine with anybody else. The use of this medicine should be in exactly the dosage prescribed by the doctor. A periodic ophthalmic examination is necessary when the patient is taking treatment with Travatan, to check the progress of the condition and to look for side effects.
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