Travatan can help you see better and stop further vision loss. Additionally, this medication can lower your eye pressure, reducing the risk of optic nerve injury. Travatan has occasionally been demonstrated to restore vision that has already been lost due to glaucoma.
Burning and stinging of the eyes, itchy eyes, watery eyes, eye redness, blurred vision, and headache are the most frequent side effects of Travatan. After starting treatment, these side effects usually disappear within a few days.
You should stop taking Travatan and call your doctor right away if you experience any severe side effects, such as extreme eye pain or redness, increased sensitivity to light, or changes in your vision.
One drop of Travatan should be applied to the affected eye(s) once daily in the evening. Use this medication every day at roughly the same time.
How to apply the eye drops
1. Use soap and water to wash your hands.
2. Take off the bottle's cap and lean backward.
3. Squeeze a solution drop into your eye. Wait at least 5 minutes between each drop if you plan to use more than one.
4. Put the bottle's cap back on and firmly shut the lid.
5. Use a fresh tissue or cloth to wipe away any excess solution from your face.
6. If your doctor instructs you to, repeat these procedures for your other eye.
When using a different eye
Other ophthalmic medications like latanoprost (Xalatan) and bimatoprost (Lumigan) should not be combined with travatan.
Additionally, this medication might interact with other drugs like beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, and calcium channel blockers. Before using Travatan, be sure to inform your doctor of all the medications you are taking.
Mechanism of Action
Travatan works by decreasing the amount of fluid produced in the eye. This helps to relieve the pressure in the eye and prevent damage to the optic nerve.
As soon as travatan is applied topically, it is quickly absorbed into the eye. Within two hours, the eye reaches its peak concentration. The liver breaks down tramadol, which is then eliminated in the urine.
Travatan's half-life is 12 hours.