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    Brand Name:Travatan
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2001-05-16 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
This drug is available in the following forms:
Opthalmic Solutions
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About Travatan

Travatan is used to treat increased eye pressure caused by open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension in adult patients who cannot take, or do not respond to other intraocular (eye) pressure lowering medications.

Precautions for Travatan

  • Remove contact lenses before using Travatan in the eyes. Wait 15 minutes after using Travatan before putting in your contact lenses because Travatan contains a preservative that may be absorbed by the lens.
  • Travatan must be used at least 5 minutes apart from other eye medicines.
  • Travatan may cause the central portion of the retina to accumulate fluid and swell. This is called macular edema.
  • Do not let the tip of the Travatan medicine dropper touch your eye or skin.

Side Effects of Travatan

The most common side effects include:

  • red eyes
  • growth of eyelashes
  • itchy eyes
  • blurry vision
  • eye discomfort or pain
  • sensation of having an object in the eye

Who Should Not Take Travatan

You should not use Travatan if you:

  • are pregnant or trying to become pregnant
  • are allergic to Travatan or to any of the ingredients in Travatan including benzalkonium chloride
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Recent Forum Posts on Travatan

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when will a generic form of Travatan be available.

Darkening of skin around eye

I switched from Xalatan to Travatan about three months ago. Some of the literature suggests possible side effect of darkening of the skin around the eyes. That's happening to me. I have now developed permanent "dark circles" under my eyes, similar in appearance to the sort you would get from lack of rest or stress.

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