What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
Travatan Helps Treat the Following Conditions:
Open-angle glaucoma is caused by blockage in the eye’s drainage canals. Developing over time, clogged canals mean increased internal eye pressure and can lead optic nerve damage.
The disease first manifests as loss of side vision and is therefore difficult to detect for many years. By the time a patient feels something is wrong with their vision, the disease is often quite advanced. If untreated, glaucoma can lead to blindness.
This condition manifests as elevated pressure inside the eye. If untreated, it can lead to glaucoma and, eventually, blindness.
Travatan Active Ingredient
Generic Travatan Alternative: Travatan
Travatan contains the active ingredient travoprost, which helps to reduce pressure inside the eye.
General Drug Information
What is Travatan and What Is It Used For?
Travatan is prescribed to help reduce pressure inside the eye due to open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. The exact mechanism of action is unknown, but it is thought to work by increasing the outflow of fluid within the eye. Untreated high pressure inside the eye can lead to blindness.
Usage and Application
Travatan should be taken as prescribed by a patient’s doctor. Most people are told to apply the drops once a day, usually in the evening. Patients should not use this medication more often than they have been prescribed.
Before applying the eye drops, patients need to wash hands thoroughly. The dropper tip should never be touched to the eye – or any other surface – during application, as this can cause contamination.
To apply the drops, tilt your head back, look upward, and pull down the lower eyelid. Hold the dropper directly over the eye and drop the prescribed amount of medication into the lower eyelid pouch. While looking upward, close your eyes for one minute and place one finger at the corner of the eye near the nose. Applying gentle pressure prevents the medication from draining out. Do not to blink or rub the eye.
Patients should not rinse the dropper but instead replace the dropper cap after each use.
Those using other eye medications need to wait at least five minutes before applying them. It is important to use eye drops before ointments. Reversing the order will prevent the eye drops from entering the eye.
Some formulations of Travatan may contain benzalkonium chloride, a preservative which can be absorbed by contact lenses. In such cases, patients need to remove contact lenses before applying the eye drops. They also need to wait at least fifteen minutes after using the medication before putting the lenses back in.
It is important to take Travatan regularly in order to experience its full benefit. To help patients remember, it is recommended that the medication is taken at the same time each evening.
Considerations Before Taking Travatan
Patients need to discuss the possibility of allergic reactions to Travatan before starting treatment.
It is vital to discuss the patient’s medical history, especially eye problems like macular edema, iritis, uveitis, lens extraction, or aphakia.
Patients who develop an eye infection or injury may be advised to start using a new bottle of this medication.
Travatan may cause temporary blurred vision. Patients should not drive, use machinery, or do any other task that requires alertness or clear vision until they are sure they can safely perform these activities.
Pregnant women should use this medication only when clearly needed. It is important to discuss the risks and benefits with their doctor.
It is not known whether Travatan passes into breast milk.
Delayed and Omitted Doses
Patients who miss a dose of Travatan should take it as soon as they remember. If this happens near the time for the next dose, patients should skip the missed dose and proceed as usual. Patients should not double up on the dose to catch up.
Other Medications and Travatan
Drug interactions can change the way Travatan works, and may increase the risk of side effects. Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss the full list of medications and supplements they are taking with their doctor. Patients should not change their dose or stop taking this medication unless their physician advises them to do so.
Some drugs – like the eyelash treatment bimatoprost – may interact negatively with Travatan.
Many patients are able to take Travatan safely without serious side effects.
Common side effects include blurred vision, eye redness or itching, dry eyes, or tearing. It is possible to have a sensation as if there is something inside the eye.
Eyelid crusting and increase in eyelash length or thickness are also common, in addition to darkening of the eyelashes and eyelids and eyelid changes.
Some patients report increased sensitivity to light. It is important to notify your doctor in the event that any of these effects persist or worsen.
Over time, Travatan may slowly cause brown discoloration of the iris. The color change may be permanent. Patients need to visit their doctor regularly in order to monitor this problem.
Serious side effects include vision changes, eye pain, and swelling or redness of the eyelids.
Serious allergic reactions to Travatan are rare, yet patients should be aware of allergic symptoms such as rash, itching and swelling, severe dizziness and trouble breathing.
How to Store Travatan
Travatan should be stored between 36 - 77F (2 - 25C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep away from children and pets.
Unwanted medication should be disposed of properly and should not be poured into drains or flushed down the toilet. Patients should consult a pharmacist or their local waste disposal company to find out more about safe disposal methods.
Although Travatan coupons are available with other online pharmacies, customers will find that UDS prices are often much lower.
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