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Travoprost ophthalmic solution is a topical medication used for controlling the progression of glaucoma or ocular hypertension, by reducing intraocular pressure. It is a prostaglandin analogue that works by increasing the outflow of aqueous fluid from the eyes. It is also known by the brand name of Travatan, manufactured by Alcon Inc. Travoprost is a synthetic prostaglandin F 2α analogue. Its chemical name is isopropyl (Z)-7- [(1 R ,2 R ,3 R ,5 S )-3,5-dihydroxy-2-[(1 E ,3 R )-3-hydroxy-4-[(α,α,α-trifluoro- m -tolyl)oxy]-1- butenyl]cyclopentyl]-5-heptenoate.
Additional recommended knowledge
Possible side effects of this medication are:
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