DuoTrav is a clear eye-drop solution. It contains two active substances: travoprost (40 micrograms per millilitre) and timolol (5 mg/ml). DuoTrav is used to reduce the pressure inside the eye. It is used in adults with ‘open-angle glaucoma’ or ‘ocular hypertension’ who do not respond sufficiently to eye drops containing beta-blockers or prostaglandin analogues (other medicines used for these conditions). Ocular hypertension is when the pressure in the eye is higher than normal. In open-angle glaucoma, the high pressure is caused by fluid being unable to drain out of the eye. DuoTrav can only be obtained with a prescription.
Always read the patient information and instructions carefully before using this medication.
Make sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist:
Also be aware that:
Common side-effects may include but are not limited to:
Q: How is DuoTrav used?
A: The dose of DuoTrav is one drop in the affected eye(s) once a day, in the morning or evening, at the same time every day. If more than one type of eye drop is being used, each one should be given at least five minutes apart.