Travatan Z and/or Equivalents
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|Travatan Z 0.004% and/or Equivalents||Apo-Travoprost Z Opht Solution, Sdz-Travoprost Z Opht Solution, Teva-Travoprost Z Opht Solution, Travatan Z, Travoprost Z Opht Solution|
Travatan Z (travoprost)
Travatan Z Description
Travatan Z is an ophthalmic solution that replaces the Benzalkonium Chloride (BAK) present in the Travatan solution with SOFZIA which is an ionic buffered preservative that is mild to the ocular surface. Travatan Z was developed without the presence of Benzalkonium Chloride as this has certain negative effects on the ocular surface and may cause certain medical conditions of the eye.
Travatan Z is available in the form of eye drops and contains the Travoprost ophthalmic solution which reduces intraocular pressure, thus becoming useful in the treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension. The drug works by increasing the outflow of aqueous fluids from the eyes.
Conditions Treated by Travatan Z
Travatan Z is used primarily for the reduction of pressure inside the eye brought about by Travoprost, which does so by increasing the secretion of aqueous fluid present inside the eye. Thus, Travatan Z finds use in the treatment of glaucoma and hypertension of the ocular surface.
Travatan Z Dosage Information
a.) Typical Dosage Recommendations
It is extremely important that you take Travatan Z exactly as your doctor prescribes. Be very careful not to take bigger or smaller amounts or administer the drug for a longer time than recommended and follow the directions given on the prescription label.
Take care not to use Travatan Z while your contact lenses are still on. This is because Travatan Z may contain certain preservatives which may be absorbed by the contact lenses. You should let at least 15 minutes pass after you have used the eye drops before you wear your contact lenses again.
Make sure that you thoroughly rinse your hands before applying the Travatan Z eye drops. First, tilt your head slightly backward and pull down on the eyelid to make a tiny pocket. Hold the Travatan Z dropper over the eye. Look upward and away from the dropper and squeeze out one drop onto your eye. Close your eye and lightly press on the inside corner of your eye, near the nose, for one minute to prevent the liquid from falling into your tear duct.
b.) Missing a Dose
If you end up missing a dose, take the missed dose the moment you remember to do so. If however you remember when it is time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not however take any extra medication to make up for this missed dose.
If you overdose on Travatan Z, seek medical attention right away.
Travatan Z Warnings
Travatan Z can prove to be harmful if you happen to be suffering from certain conditions. It is important that you avoid taking Travatan Z if you suffer from severe liver disease. You should also consult a doctor or a pharmacist for dose adjustments or special tests to make sure it is safe for you to take the drug if you happen to be suffering from the following medical conditions:
- Particular heart defects such as AV block
- Irregular heart rhythms
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD
- Congestive heart failure
- Kidney disease
- Muscle disorders
- Disorders of the thyroid
- Liver disease
Take care that the dropper of the medicine does not touch any surface and does not touch your hands and eyes. If this dropper becomes contaminated it can cause an eye infection which would ultimately lead to loss in vision and other serious defects of the eye. Stop usage of the medication and get a refill if the drug has undergone a change in color or exhibits the presence of certain foreign particles.
If you are planning on undergoing surgery of any sort, especially surgery pertaining to the eyes, make sure you inform the surgeon ahead of time that you happen to be using Travatan Z eye drops. If undergoing surgery, you might be required to stop administering the drug for a short period of time.
Additionally, avoid using Travatan Z if you are allergic to Travoprost, the ophthalmic solution that constitutes the medicine.
Travatan Z Side Effects
As with most other drugs, Travatan Z has a number of side effects. If you exhibit allergic reactions to Travatan Z such as:
- swelling of tongue
- swelling of lips
- inflammation of throat
- swelling of face
- appearance of rashes
- excessive itching
- difficulty in breathing
you should seek emergency medical help right away and consult your doctor immediately. The more serious side effects of using Travatan Z include:
- Redness in the eyes
- Swelling of the eyelids
- Head ache
- Angina pectoris
- Chest pain
- Heightened light sensitivity
- Redness in the eyelids
- Discomfort in the eyes
- Oozing of the eyes
- Inflammation of the Prostate gland leading to a restriction in the flow of urine
- Heterochromia or permanent darkening of the eye's and iris
Less harmful side effects of using Travatan Z are:
- Drooping in the eyelids
- Double vision
- Burning sensation in the eye
- Stinging sensation in the eye
- Light headedness
- Sore throat
- Stomach upset
- Dryness in the eyes
- Stuffy nose
- Eyelashes getting thicker
- Permanent darkening of the eyelashes
The above is not however an exhaustive list and other side effects may arise upon using Travatan Z.
Possible Drug Interactions With Travatan Z
Travatan Z can prove to be harmful if used in tandem with certain other drugs. Make sure to inform your doctor about the following drugs if you are to take Travatan Z:
- Bimatoprost topical
- Latisse (bimatoprost)
- Certain beta blockers such as:
- Antidepressants such as:
The above however is not an exclusive list and there are other drugs including minerals, vitamins and herbal products which should not be used simultaneously and concurrently with Travatan Z. Hence, it is extremely important that you inform your doctor about any and all medications that you happen to be using at the time of taking Travatan Z.
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Notice: The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.