What is this medication?
Travoprost/Timolol (Ophthalmic), Duotrav PQ
Ophthalmic Prostanoid Receptor Agonist; Ophthalmic Beta Blocker (Nonselective)
Travoprost+Timolol/Duotrav PQ is indicated for elevated intraocular pressure/glaucoma.
How does this medication work?
Travoprost lowers intraocular pressure by decreasing outflow of aqueous humor via trabecular meshwork by activating FP prostanoid receptor.
Timolol reduces the production of aqueous humor and possibly increases outflow by blocking both beta1 and beta2 adrenergic receptors, thereby decreasing intraocular pressure.
How should I take this medication?
Apply one drop to affected eye(s) once daily
How to Take: Follow instructions provided by physician/pharmacy label, use consistently at same time each day unless otherwise directed, store at room temperature. Apply light pressure to lacrimal sac (inside corner of eye near nose) for 60 seconds after application to prevent drainage of the drop from eye.
You Need to Avoid: Do not wear contact lenses during therapy, do not touch tip of applicator to any surfaces or to the eye itself to avoid contamination
What should I watch for while using this medication?
Before starting Travoprost+Timolol/Duotrav PQ make sure your physician is aware of any allergies or medications you currently take, any medical conditions you have, if you are pregnant, or breastfeeding.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed one.
How should I store this medication?
Keep out of the reach of children at all times. Store at room temperature protected from light, heat, and moisture.
Do not leave the top/lid off the bottle for any length of time to avoid contaminating the eye drops.
What are the possible side effects of using this medication?
Local Pruritis (itch), eye redness, dry eye, increased eyelash length
Note this is not a complete list of side effects, only common ones.
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