Travoprost 40 micrograms/mL/ Timolol 5 mg/mL Eye drops solution
What Travoprost/ Timolol is used for:
This product is used for adults (including elderly) with elevated eye pressure which may lead to glaucoma.
Do not use Travoprost/ Timolol:
If you are allergic to Travoprost, other prostaglandin analogs, Timolol, other beta-blockers or any of the ingredients in this medicine.
Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
If you currently have or have previously had respiratory problems like asthma or severe chronic obstructive bronchitis (severe lung disease which may cause difficulty breathing and wheezing).
If you have heart problems like heart failure (inability of your heart muscle to pump properly), low heart rate, or irregular heart rhythm.
If you suffer from severe hay fever (allergic rhinitis).
If the surface of your eye is cloudy.
Warnings and Precautions:
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you develop allergic reactions such as shortness of breath, skin rash, swelling of the face or neck, decreased blood pressure and dizziness.
Talk to your doctor before starting this medicine if you have heart problems like coronary heart disease (symptoms include difficulty breathing, chest pain or tightness), heart failure (symptoms may include shortness of breath, swelling of the limbs and abdomen, fatigue), low blood pressure, changes in heart rate (e.g. slow heart rate); respiratory problems like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; poor blood circulation problems (e.g. Raynaud’s disease), overactive thyroid gland, diabetes, severe allergic reaction and myasthenia gravis (chronic neuromuscular weakness).
Make sure that you tell your doctor if you have an eye inflammation.
Make sure that you tell your doctor if you have a planned surgery. Timolol may affect some medicines used during anesthesia used in some surgeries.
If you experience any severe allergic reaction (redness and itching of the eye, skin rash) while using this medicine, adrenaline therapy may not be as effective. Therefore, make sure that you tell your doctor that you are using this medicine before you receive any treatment regardless of the cause of the allergy.
This medicine may be absorbed by your skin. Make sure that you avoid contact of the eye drop with your skin. If this happens, wash it off immediately especially if you are pregnant or plan to get pregnant.
This medication may cause changes in your eye color, eyelashes and their growth, length, thickness, color, direction and number. Once you stop using this medication, the color change of your eye is expected to be permanent, unlike the eyelashes and periorbital area (area around the eyes) that are expected to gain their original color.
If you are using more than one eye drop solution, make sure to administer each at least five minutes apart.
Make sure to remove contact lenses before the administration of the eye drop. You can wear your contact lenses again after at least 15 minutes of applying your eye drop.
This product has hydrogenated castor oil and propylene glycol which may lead to irritation and skin reactions.
Avoid contact of the eye drop tip with your eye to prevent bacterial contamination.
Possible side effects:
Very common side effects include redness of the eye.
Common side effects include eye surface inflammation with surface damage, eye pain, blurred vision, eye discomfort, dry eye, abnormal vision, eye irritation (stinging or burning) and eye itching.
Uncommon side effects include eye surface inflammation, increased tear production, light sensitivity, swelling of the conjunctiva, eye inflammation, iris inflammation, eyelids inflammation, difficulty breathing, eyelid color change, tired eyes, eyelid redness, growth of eyelashes, eye allergy, eye swelling, decreased vision, skin darkening around the eye, dizziness, skin inflammation and itching, decreased heart rate, increased or decreased blood pressure, headache, drip at back of throat, excessive hair growth and increased allergic signs.
Other medicines and Travoprost/ Timolol:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medications including eye drops. If you are using more than one eye drop solution, make sure to administer each at least five minutes apart to avoid precipitation of the eye drop.
If you are taking medicines to lower blood pressure.
If you are taking medicines used to treat some heart problems including quinidine (used to treat some heart problems and some types of malaria).
If you are taking medicines used to treat diabetes (high blood glucose levels).
If you are taking fluoxetine or paroxetine (used to treat depression).
How to apply Travoprost/ Timolol:
Recommended dose is one drop in the affected eye (s) once daily (in the evening or in the morning).
Use your eye drops solution as directed by your doctor.
Do not apply your eye drops in both eyes unless prescribed by your doctor.
Children and adolescents (under 18 years of age)
Use of this medicine is not recommended in children and adolescents under 18 years of age.
How To Use:
Use your medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Tear open the overwrap pouch of the bottle right before using it for the first time and write the date of opening on the carton in the space provided. Do not open the overwrap until you need to use the bottle.
Wash your hands. Uncap the bottle. Tilt your head slightly backward and pull down the lower eyelid making a pocket. Keep the bottle above the eye with the tip facing down. Look upward and away from the bottle. Avoid contact of the eye drop tip with your eye or other surfaces to prevent bacterial contamination which may lead to eye infection and serious eye damage. Then press on the container to release a drop. Let go of the lower eyelid and keep the eyes closed for 2 minutes. If an eye drop is missed, repeat the steps. Wipe off any excess drops from your cheeks. Repeat the steps for the other eye if your doctor told you to apply your medicine in both eyes. Close the bottle cap tightly when you are done using it.
Contact your doctor if you suspect that your eye drop is contaminated.
You should use only one bottle at a time.
Space your eye drops by at least 5 minutes.
Use at the same time every day.
How to store Travoprost/ Timolol:
Discard the bottle 4 weeks after its opening even if it is not empty and use a new bottle. Write down the date at which you opened the bottle (for the first time) on the available space of the carton box.
Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Do not store the eye drop solution above 30 °C.
Do not use beyond the expiry date mentioned on the box.
Keep away from light.
Do not dispose in the wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how you can dispose medicines you no longer need.