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Travoprost+Timolol - Ophthalmic - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I use this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while using this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I use this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
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Why do I need this medicine?

Travoprost+Timolol is used to treat an increased pressure in the eye.

How do I use this medicine?

Use Travoprost+Timolol exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not use more or less than instructed by your doctor.

How to use this medicine:

1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before using the eye drops.
2. Tilt your head slightly backwards and look upward.
3. Use your finger to gently pull the lower eyelid down.
4. Apply the required number of drops inside the lower eyelid.
5. Close your eye and gently press the corner of your eye (near the nose bridge) for 1 minute.
6. If you have been given other eye drops to be used together with Travoprost+Timolol, wait for a 5 minute interval before applying the other medicine.

Do not allow the tip of the dropper of this medicine to touch your eyes, eyelids or any other surface. Recap the eye drop immediately after use. If the eye drop becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eyes.

Some brands of Travoprost+Timolol contain benzalkonium chloride as a preservative. This may discolour soft contact lenses and cause eye irritation. If you are wearing contact lenses, you should remove it before using the eye drop. Wait for at least 15 minutes before reinserting your lenses.

Do not share your eye drop with anyone else.

What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to apply this medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.

When should I not use this medicine?

Alert your doctor if you have the following conditions:

- heart disease e.g. heart block, heart rhythm disorder
- lung disease e.g. asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
as this medicine may not be suitable for you.

Do not use Travoprost+Timolol if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby soon. If you become pregnant while being treated with this medicine, alert your doctor immediately.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:

- kidney disease
- diabetes
- muscle weakness disorder
- blood flow disorder such as Reynaud's disease (poor blood circulation which makes the toes and fingers numb and pale)
- orthostatic hypotension (fall in blood pressure when standing up from a sitting or lying down position)
- thyroid disease
- eye inflammation
- corneal disease (outermost layer of the eye)

For as long as you are using this medicine, you will need to have your eyes checked regularly to monitor your condition and check your response to the medication. Your doctor will advise you about how often you need to have these tests.

If you are going for an operation, including minor surgery and dental work, inform your doctor or dentist that you are being treated with Travoprost+Timolol.

What side effects could I experience?

Travoprost+Timolol may cause some problems with your eyesight such as blurred vision. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to see clearly.

This medicine may cause a gradual change in the colour of your eyes, eyelashes and eyelid skin. You may also experience an increased growth and thickening of your eyelashes.

Other side effects include any of the following: eye pain, dryness, irritation, discomfort and redness.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I use this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines:

- medicines for high blood pressure or heart disease e.g. clonidine
- medicines for irregular or abnormal heartbeat e.g. amiodarone, quinidine
- medicines for depression e.g. paroxetine, fluoxetine
- medicines for diabetes

This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Travoprost+Timolol.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Travoprost+Timolol - Ophthalmic and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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