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Travatan Dosage

The recommended dosage of Travatan for the treatment of high eye pressure or open-angle glaucoma is one drop into the affected eye (or eyes) once daily in the evening. Using the medication more than once a day can reduce its effectiveness. Therefore, it is important that you follow your healthcare provider's Travatan dosing guidelines as prescribed.

An Introduction to Dosing With Travatan

There is only one standard dose for Travatan® (travoprost ophthalmic solution). As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
In April 2010, Alcon, Inc., announced that it would no longer be making regular Travatan. However, Travatan Z (which contains a gentler preservative) will continue to be available.

Travatan Dose for Glaucoma or High Eye Pressure

The recommended dose of Travatan for treating open-angle glaucoma or high eye pressure (ocular hypertension) is one drop into the affected eye(s) once daily in the evening. Interestingly, using the medication more frequently than once a day actually makes it less effective, so do not take it more frequently than prescribed.

General Information on Your Travatan Dosage

Some considerations for people taking Travatan include the following:
  • The medication comes in the form of an eyedrop. It is usually taken once a day in the evening.
  • If you use other eyedrops, make sure to separate your Travatan dosage from the other eyedrops by at least five minutes.
  • If you wear contacts, remove them before using the medication and wait at least 15 minutes before putting them back in.
  • Always wash your hands thoroughly before using Travatan.
  • Gently pull your lower eyelid down with a finger (most people find that their middle fingers work best) to create a small pocket. Without actually touching the dropper to the eye, squeeze the bottle to place one drop into the lower eyelid.
  • Keep the bottle free of contamination by avoiding touching the tip to anything, including your eye, hands, or any surfaces.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Travatan will not work if you stop taking it.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Travatan dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
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