The chemical name for Glaucoprost is Travopost. Pharmacists consider this clinical remedy one of the most effective prostaglandins on the market. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide you with specific information concerning the ingredients of Glaucoprost. Seek your pharmacist's professional expertise concerning this matter.
Like most other prostaglandin-based eye clinical remedies, in most cases, the use of Glaucoprost is indicated to patients who are suffering from glaucoma. However, as recent studies have shown that a therapy course with this eye medication can also have further advantages, the use of Glaucoprost can also be employed for other clinical purposes, according to a doctor's specific recommendations.
Certain contra-indications have been associated with the use of Glaucoprost; they mainly refer to patients who are suffering from an allergy to the components of Glaucoprost. Before you start using Glaucoprost, your PD may want to revise your current health condition - you may have to undergo certain medical examinations. Glaucoprost is a FDA Category C medication.
Each patient who is interested in having a safe and beneficial experience with Glaucoprost should follow the exact directions concerning the proper use of this eye clinical remedy that he or she was provided with by their doctor. It is of a vital importance to remove your contact lenses before you apply a dose of this clinical remedy. You are allowed to re-insert your contact lenses 15 or 20 minutes after you have been administered your dose of Glaucoprost. It is also important to thoroughly clean your hands, both before and after you handle your pack of this prostaglandin-based remedy.
After you have applied a dose of this clinical remedy you should keep your eyes closed for a couple of minutes, in order to ensure that the ingredients of Glaucoprost are properly absorbed. All patients should be trained by their main medical prescribers concerning the importance of keeping their medication germ-free. The most common way in which your Glaucoprost can become contaminated is through its dropper. In other words, you can ensure that you will not experience any unpleasant complications due to the contamination of your eye solution if you simply keep your dropper germ-free - you must not allow it to come in contact with any surface, including the surface of your eyes. In case the dropper has become contaminated discard it and purchase a new one from your local pharmacy.
The number of drops of Glaucoprost that you are to be administered on a daily basis will be determined by your personal health care provider. Furthermore, he or she will help you organize your dosing schedule - divide your daily number of drops into several doses, establish a dosing routine, and so on. You should not disobey from any of the directions of your PD.
Over-exposure to Glaucoprost will probably interfere with the results of your therapy course with this prostaglandin-based clinical remedy. In other words, over-dosage with Glaucoprost can delay or even impair the effects of your treatment trial with Glaucoprost. The best way to avoid experiencing such an unwanted clinical condition is by avoiding the use of extra-doses of Glaucoprost. A patient who is suspected to suffer from this type of complication should be transported to the nearest emergency room. In some cases, notifying the local poison control centre is advisable. The individual's personal health care provider must be alerted at once.
There is no "universal" manner in which you can deal with such a disruption of your normal therapy course with Glaucoprost. If you want to make sure that you are following the appropriate course of action for your condition you should refer to your main clinical prescriber; follow his or her directions. He may want you to entirely skip the dose of Glaucoprost that you have missed or he may ask you to replace your missed dose as soon as you can. Several Glaucoprost dose adjustments may be in order.
Unfortunately, several adverse manifestations have been reported and associated with the intensive use of Glaucoprost. The most common side effects that may be triggered by a therapy course with Glaucoprost include dry eyes, stinging, headache, dizziness, etc. Furthermore, the use of this prostaglandin-based remedy may trigger the darkening of the eyelid in the treated eye. Other noticeable eye-lash changes that may arise during your therapy course with Glaucoprost include increased number, thickness, color or length of your eye-lashes. Some of these effects can be permanent. Seek your physician's professional advice concerning the way in which you can deal with these symptoms (during your therapy with Glaucoprost) or the best manner in which you can avoid the developing of these adverse manifestations.
You should always keep in mind that combining your therapy course with Glaucoprost with the use of other clinical remedies may trigger unpleasant effects, due to the developing of a certain pharmaceutical interaction. Address your main clinical prescriber for further medical facts concerning this matter.
Other Brand Names
In some countries Glaucoprost may also be known as: