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Izba (travoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.003% is a prescription eye drop used to decrease intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or high ocular pressure.
Use Izba (travoprost) eye drops as directed by your doctor. Notify your doctor or pharmacist of any questions or concerns you have about the medication.
Recommended dosing: Place one drop into the affected eye(s) one time a day. Using Izba in the evening has shown optimal effect. If a dose is missed, continue treatment with the next planned dose.
Travoprost is the active ingredient contained in Izba eye drops. Inactive ingredients include a preservative (polyquaternium-1), boric acid, and propylene glycol.
Patients with an allergy to travoprost or to any of the other ingredients should not use Izba.
Patients who are pregnant or suspect that they are pregnant should also avoid using Izba.
Eye inflammation, itching, irritation, or dryness can occur with the use of Izba; however, these are not all the side effects that can occur. If you develop bothersome or persistent side effects, contact your doctor right away.
Izba (travoprost ophthalmic solution). Dorval, Quebec: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc.; 2021.