Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Contact lenses: If you wear contact lenses you should remove the lenses before using the eye drops and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting them.
Eye changes: This medication may gradually change the colour of the eye, increasing the amount of brown pigment in the iris (coloured part of the eye). The long-term effects on the eye and the chance of injury to the eye are currently not known. The change in colour may be permanent and occurs slowly. It may not be noticeable for several months or years of using this medication. This medication can also cause darkening, thickening, and lengthening of eyelashes. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns.
Eye conditions: If you have certain types of eye conditions (e.g., uveitis, certain lens problems), discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed.
Pregnancy: This medication should not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately.
Breast feeding: It is not known if travoprost passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking this medication, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
Children: The safety and effectiveness of using this medication have not been established for children.