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Travatan Overdose

An overdose of Travatan (travoprost ophthalmic solution) could cause any of the usual side effects of the medication, but they may be more severe. Also, using Travatan more frequently than prescribed can result in a long-term overdose, possibly leading to high blood pressure or worsened glaucoma. Treatment for a Travatan overdose will most likely involve supportive care.

An Introduction to Travatan Overdose

Travatan® (travoprost ophthalmic solution) is a prescription eyedrop. It belongs to a class of medications known as prostaglandins. As with all medicines, it is possible to take too much Travatan. The specific effects of a Travatan overdose will vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Travatan dosage and whether it was taken with any other medicines or substances.
In April 2010, Alcon, Inc., announced that it would no longer be making regular Travatan. However, Travatan Z (which contains a gentler preservative) will continue to be available.

Effects of an Overdose of Travatan

It is not known exactly what to expect from a Travatan overdose. It is reasonable to assume that any of the usual Travatan side effects may occur, but perhaps more severely. Interestingly, taking Travatan more than once a day actually makes the drug less effective, so taking it more frequently than prescribed (a long-term overdose) may cause high blood pressure or worsen glaucoma.

Treatment for a Travatan Overdose

The best treatment for a Travatan overdose (or if treatment is even necessary) is not entirely clear. Therefore, treatment will likely include supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have overdosed on Travatan.
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