What is DUOTRAV? How is DUOTRAV Used Side Effects, Price

  • 22 September 2022
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Each ml of DuoTrav Eye Drops contains 40mcg/ml Travapost combined with 5mg/ml Timolol maleate. DuoTrav Eye Drops are used to lower pressure in the eye and to treat glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition in which the pressure of the fluid in the eye may be high. However, some people with glaucoma may have normal eye pressure. Also, some people with raised eye pressure may not have glaucoma. DuoTrav Eye Drops contains two active ingredients, travoprost and timolol, that lower the pressure in the eye. Travoprost belongs to a family of medicines known as ‘prostaglandins’. Timolol belongs to a family of medicines known as ‘beta- blockers’. DuoTrav Eye Drops lower the pressure within the eye by two processes. They improve the flow of fluid from your eyes (travoprost) and decrease the production of fluid (timolol). Although DuoTrav Eye Drops help to control your glaucoma they do not cure it. Before prescribing DuoTrav Eye Drops for you, your doctor will have examined the eye and decided that DuoTrav Eye Drops is the right medicine. Your doctor may have prescribed DuoTrav Eye Drops for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why DuoTrav Eye Drops have been prescribed for you. DuoTrav Eye Drops are not addictive. This medicine is not recommended in children. The safety and effectiveness of Duotrav Eye Drops has not been established in children. NOT BE USED BY CHILDREN UNDER 18. Do not use DuoTrav Eye Drops if you have an allergy to:
•   DuoTrav Eye Drops, travoprost, timolol or any of the ingredients in the drops 
•   Any other 'prostaglandin' or 'beta-blocker' medicine

Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction may include:

• Shortness of breath • Wheezing or difficulty breathing • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body • Rash, itching or hives on the skin

Do not use drops if:
•   You are a pregnant woman or intend to become pregnant. DuoTrav Eye Drops are not recommended in pregnancy
•   You have certain heart conditions, such as a very slow heart rate, an irregular heart beat or heart failure 
•   You have asthma, or a history of asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease (emphysema), or other breathing problems
Tell your doctor if you have any other medical conditions. Tell your doctor if you are already using another beta-blocker eye drop and/or another prostaglandin eye drop. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using or taking any other medicines, including any that you buy without a prescription from a pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop such as holland and barret.
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Some medicines and DuoTrav Eye Drops may interfere with each other. These include medicines used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions, including beta- blockers, calcium channel blockers or digoxin. Certain medicines used to treat irregular heartbeats such as amiodarone and quinidine. Narcotics, such as morphine, used to treat moderate to severe pain. Medicines used to treat diabetes or high blood sugar. Adrenaline used to treat anaphylactic shock (a severe, life threatening, hypersensitivity reaction). Other eye drops that contain a beta-blocker or a prostaglandin. This is particularly important if you are currently taking any tablets to treat glaucoma or you are using any other type of eye drops. Some medicines may be affected by DuoTrav Eye Drops, or may affect how well it works. You may need different amounts of your medicines, or you may need to take different medicines. Your doctor or pharmacist has more information on medicines to be careful with or avoid while using DuoTrav Eye Drops.

How to use the drops:

If you are being changed from one eye drop to another, follow your doctor’s instructions carefully as to when to stop the old drops and when to start the new drops. If you do not understand the instructions on the carton, ask your doctor or pharmacist for help. Carefully follow all directions given to you by your doctor and pharmacist. The directions on how much to or how many times will differ from patient to patient depending on their conditions.

Side effects: Do not be alarmed by the following list of possible side effects. You may not experience any of them. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have. Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following effects in the eyes and the eye area and they worry you. These are usually the most common side effects of your medication. They are usually mild and short-lived:
•   Redness of eye
•   Eye pain
•   Eye discomfort
•   Alterations in vision, blurred vision or temporary reduction of vision
•   Dry eyes
•   Itchy eyes
•   Eye surface inflammation with surface damage
•   Eye irritation
You must throw away the bottle 4 weeks after you first opened it to prevent the risk of infections.
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