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Travatan Z is a prescription eye drop typically used to treat increased eye pressure in people with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. It contains the active ingredient travoprost. Travatan Z works by improving fluid drainage inside the eye, which in turn helps to lower the pressure.
Use and Dosage
To properly apply Travatan Z Drops, wash your hands first. Do not touch the dropper tip with your fingers or any other surfaces to avoid contamination. If you wear contact lenses that contain benzalkonium chloride, remove them before using Travatan Z Drops. This preservative may be absorbed by the contact lenses. After using the medication, wait for at least 15 minutes before putting your contact lenses back in.
When applying the drops, tilt your head back and look upward. Pull down your lower eyelid to create a pocket and hold the dropper directly over your eye. Apply one drop of Travatan Z Drops into the pocket. Gently close your eye for about 1-2 minutes without rubbing it. Apply gentle pressure to the corner of your eye near the nose to prevent the medication from draining out. If directed, repeat the same process for the other eye. Do not rinse the dropper and replace the dropper cap after each use.
If you use other eye medications, wait for at least 5 minutes before applying other medications. Always remember to use Travatan Z Drops regularly at the same time each day to get the most benefit from it, even if you feel well. People with glaucoma or high pressure in the eye usually do not have symptoms.
Common Side Effects of Travatan Z Eyedrops (Travoprost):
- Blurred vision
- Burning or stinging in the eyes with application
- Change in color to the iris or eyelashes
- Dry eyes
- Eye irritation
- Eye itchiness
- Eyelid crusting
- Feeling of something in the eye
- Pain, itching, or redness of the eyes
- Puffy eyelids
- Redness of the eye
- Temporarily blurred vision
- Tired eyes
Serious Side Effects of Travatan Z Eyedrops (Travoprost):
- Eye swelling
- Redness or discomfort in the eyes
- Severe draining or crusting from the eyes
- Itchy eyes
- Sensitive to light
- Changes in vision
- Feeling of debris stuck in the eyes
- Darkened eyelids
- Burning, stinging, or irritation after using eye drops
Forms and Strength
Travatan Z Eyedrops (Travoprost) is available in the following forms and strength:
Travatan Z Eyedrops: Eye drops
Travoprost: Eye drops
- Allergic reactions: If you are allergic to the active ingredient (travoprost), or any of the other components of the eyedrops, you should not use Travatan Z.
- Eye problems: If you have certain eye problems, such as inflammation or infections, or a history of eye surgery, you may need to use Travatan Z with caution or avoid using it.
- Other medical conditions: If you have certain medical conditions, such as liver or kidney disease, asthma or a history of breathing problems, or a weakened immune system, you should inform your doctor before using Travatan Z.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding: The safety of Travatan Z for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding has not been established. Therefore, you should inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding before using Travatan Z.
- Eye color changes: Travatan Z may gradually change the color of the iris or the skin around the eyelids, typically over a period of months or years. This change may be permanent and may affect only the treated eye or both eyes.
- Increased sensitivity to light: Some people may experience an increased sensitivity to light or a temporary blurring of vision after using Travatan Z.
- Interactions with other medications: If you are taking any other medications, vitamins, or supplements, inform your doctor or pharmacist before using Travatan Z to avoid potential interactions.
- Contact lenses: Contact lenses should be removed before using Travatan Z and may be reinserted 15 minutes after using the eyedrops.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long does it take for Travatan Z to work?
The onset of action for Travatan Z is usually within 2 hours after the first dose, with maximum effect occurring within about 12 hours.
Will Travatan Z cure my glaucoma?
Travatan Z does not cure glaucoma, but it can help to control increased eye pressure, which is a major risk factor for developing vision loss and optic nerve damage associated with glaucoma.
Can I wear contact lenses while using Travatan Z?
Contact lenses should be removed prior to using Travatan Z and can be reinserted 15 minutes after using the eyedrops.
Can I use Travatan Z more than once per day?
Travatan Z is typically used once daily in the evening. Using it more frequently than directed may increase the risk of side effects or ineffectiveness.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Travatan Z?
If you miss a dose of Travatan Z, use it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
How long can I use Travatan Z?
The length of time that you can use Travatan Z may vary depending on your individual medical condition. Discuss your treatment plan with your doctor to determine how long you should use the medication.
It's important to purchase Travatan Z Eyedrops from verified Canadian pharmacy.