Since starting Travatan I have Nocturia
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No, It shouldn't.
The active ingredient in Travatan, travoprost, can cause urinary incontinence when taken by mouth. Even when this does occur the likelyhood is 1-5 %. So yes, the drug could cause nocturia when taken so that is is absorbed into the body. However, when the drops are placed in the eyes, the work their magic only in the eye as a local effect. Since the drug isn't getting into the bloodstream it can't cause side effects.
In fact, urinary incontinance is listed as a "non-ocular" side effect, or in other words a problem that is seen only when it isn't being used as an eye drop.
Brian PharmD Candidate
- Travatan Information for Consumers
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