What is Travatan Z?Travatan Z is used to treat high intraocular pressure (IOP) in people who have glaucoma (high pressure in the eye) or ocular hypertension. This drug is used only when other drugs have failed to lower IOP.
What is the most important information I should know about Travatan Z?Travatan Z may cause your iris (the colored part of the eye) and eyelid to become darker. Also, your eyelashes may become darker and longer. These changes may be permanent.
It takes about 2 hours for this medication to start working; do not take more then the recommend amount if relief is not immediate.
Who should not take Travatan Z?Do not take Travatan Z if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Travatan Z?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Travatan Z. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have a history of eye-swelling or currently have it.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
The recommended dosage of Travatan Z is one drop in the affected eye(s) once daily, in the evening.
How should I take Travatan Z?Use the dispenser to put one drop of Travatan Z into the eye(s) each evening.
If you are using Travatan Z with another drug for your eyes, make sure that you separate the administration of the second drug by 5 minutes.
What should I avoid while taking Travatan Z?While using Travatan Z, do not allow the tip of the dispenser to touch your eye; the dispenser may then have bacteria growth on it, which may lead to an infection in your eye.
The dosage of Travatan Z ophthalmic solution should not exceed once daily since it may not work as well if used more frequently.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Travatan Z?No significant interactions have been reported at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
What are the possible side effects of Travatan Z?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Side effects may include: blurred vision, eye discomfort, foreign body sensation, itching, pain
Can I receive Travatan Z if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are nursing. The effects of Travatan Z are unknown on pregnancy, and it may pass into your breast milk.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Travatan Z?If you miss a dose and it's less than 24 hours of your next dose, skip it and return to your normal scheduled time.. Do not exceed more than one dose in a 24 hour period. Never double your dose.
How should I store Travatan Z?Store either at room temperature or in the refrigerator.