Travatan Z

Name: Travatan Z

Brand names

  • Travatan Z®

Dosing & Uses

Dosage Forms & Strengths

ophthalmic solution

  • 0.004%

Open-Angle Glaucoma

Instill 1 gtt in affected eye qDay

Safety and efficacy not established

Indications

TRAVATAN Z® (travoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.004% is indicated for the reduction of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

What is the most important information i should know about travoprost ophthalmic (travatan, travatan z)?

Travoprost ophthalmic may cause a gradual change in the color of your eyes or eyelids and lashes, as well as increased growth or thickness of your eyelashes. These color changes, usually an increase in brown pigment, occur slowly and you may not notice them for months or years. Color changes may be permanent even after your treatment ends, and may occur only in the eye being treated. This could result in a cosmetic difference in eye or eyelash color from one eye to the other.

Do not allow the dropper to touch any surface, including the eyes or hands. If the dropper becomes contaminated it could cause an infection in your eye, which can lead to vision loss or serious damage to the eye.

After using this medication, wait at least 5 minutes before using any other eye drops that your doctor has prescribed.

What should i avoid while using travoprost ophthalmic (travatan, travatan z)?

Avoid using too much of this medication, which can actually make it less effective in lowering the pressure inside the eye.

Avoid using any eyedrop medicine that has not been prescribed by your doctor.

Where can i get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about travoprost ophthalmic.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

  • Izba
  • Travatan
  • Travatan Z

Available Dosage Forms:

  • Solution

Therapeutic Class: Antiglaucoma

Pharmacologic Class: Prostaglandin

How is this medicine (Travatan Z) best taken?

Use Travatan Z as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • For the eye only.
  • Wash your hands before and after use.
  • Take out contact lenses before using this medicine. Lenses may be put back in 15 minutes after Travatan Z is given. Do not put contacts back in if your eyes are irritated or infected.
  • Do not touch the container tip to the eye, lid, or other skin.
  • Tilt your head back and drop drug into the eye.
  • After use, keep your eyes closed. Put pressure on the inside corner of the eye. Do this for 1 to 2 minutes. This keeps the drug in your eye.
  • Blot extra solution from the eyelid.
  • If more than 1 drug is being used in the same eye, use each drug at least 5 minutes apart.
  • Take as you have been told by your doctor.
  • To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Use a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not use 2 doses or extra doses.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Change in eyesight, eye pain, or very bad eye irritation.
  • Eye discharge.
  • Eye color may change to a brown color. This change may be long-lasting. Eye color changes may happen a few months to years after starting this medicine. If eye color changes, call the doctor.

How do I store and/or throw out Travatan Z?

  • Store in a refrigerator or at room temperature.
  • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
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