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Travoprost

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Travoprost, sold under the brand name Travatan among others, is medications used to treat high pressure inside the eye including glaucoma. Specifically it is used for open angle glaucoma when other agents are not sufficient. It is used as an eye drop. Effects generally occur within 2 hours.Common side effects include red eyes, blurry vision, eye pain, dry eyes, and change in color of the eyes. Other significant side effects may include cataracts. Use during pregnancy or breastfeeding is generally not recommended. It is a prostaglandin analog and works by increasing the outflow of aqueous fluid from the eyes.Travoprost was approved for medical use in the United States in 2001. It is available as a generic medication in the United Kingdom. A 2.5 milliliter bottle in the United Kingdom costs the NHS about 7.30 £ as of 2019. In the United States the wholesale cost of this amount is about US$177. In 2016 it was the 248th most prescribed medication in the United States with more than a million prescriptions.

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