Travoprost Ophthalmic Alcohol Interaction



Travoprost Ophthalmic Alcohol

Travoprost Ophthalmic generic name travoprost ophthalmic belong to a family of drugs known as an prostaglandin analog and works by reducing pressure in the eye by increasing the amount of fluid that drains from the eye.

It is used to treat increased pressure in the eye known as ocular hypertension and open angle glaucoma in patients who cannot use or do not respond to other medicines.

It is suggested moderate drinking while using this drug as the drug’s effectiveness may be decreased and the side effects may be increased.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that it is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

Before using Travatan advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are mild eye discomfort, headache, sensation of something in the eye, blurred vision, dry or watery eyes, stinging burning of the eyes after using the drops. If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives difficult breathing, tight chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, redness, itching or pain in or around your eye, oozing or discharge from the eye, increased sensitivity to light, vision changes or chest pain. If these occur get emergency medical help.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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