General Information on Travatan Z
Travatan Z is a medication given for the treatment of glaucoma. The chemical name of Travatan Z is travoprost ophthalmic.
Travatan Z is especially indicated for reducing intraocular pressure in open angle glaucoma patients.
You may buy Travatan Z online in the form of a 0.004 % solution, which means that it contains 0.04mg of travoprost in each ml of the solution. Apart from the active ingredient, Travatan Z also contains the following inactive ingredients: purified water, hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide, hydrogenated castor oil, and the patented sofZia, which contains propylene glycol, boric acid, zinc chloride and sorbitol.
Side effects of Travatan Z
In rare cases, Travatan Z may induce an allergic reaction in patients. You must contact your doctor if you begin to suffer from any of the following signs of Travatan Z allergy- swollen face or throat, breathing difficulties, and the appearance of hives.
Serious side effects that may occur due to Travatan Z include - extreme itching, redness, pain or swelling in or around the eye, vision changes, increased sensitivity to light, chest pain, and discharge or oozing from the eye. If you suffer from any of the following serious side effects, you need to stop taking Travatan Z and seek immediate medical help.
Mild side effects caused by Travatan Z include the following- minor eye discomfort, stinging or burning sensation for a short while after applying the drops, watery/dry eyes, blurred vision, feeling like you have something in your eye, and mild headache. As you can see, these side effects are tolerable and transient. However, you need to alert your doctor if these side effects become intolerable even after a long time.
Travatan Z may also gradually change the color of your eyelids, eyelashes or eyes. It may also increase the thickness and growth of your eyelashes. Such changes, however, happen over a period of several months and even years of continuous Travatan Z usage. The changes are permanent and take place only in the area where Travatan Z is applied.
Dosage of Travatan Z
Travatan Z must be applied as per the dosage prescribed by your doctor. You must not administer more drops than what your doctor specifies. You can find more information on the dosage of Travatan Z in the patient information leaflet that comes with this medication.
Wash and dry your hands before applying Travatan Z. After you clean your hands, tilt your head back and position the dropper a few inches above the eye which needs to be treated. Look up before application, pull down the eyelid, and administer the recommended number of drops in the eye. Once the drops have been applied, the eye should be closed immediately. You may apply gentle pressure on the corner of the eye where the tear ducts are located to avoid the medication from draining into the duct.
Travatan Z may interact with other medicines, so you must tell your doctor if you are using any other drugs or eye drops before you buy Travatan Z.