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When and How to Take It

Some general considerations for when and how to take 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 these from Travatan by at least five minutes.
  • If you wear contacts, remove them before using Travatan and wait at least 15 minutes before putting them back in.
  • Always wash your hands thoroughly before using this medication.
  • 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.

Dosing Information

There is only one standard recommended Travatan dose, regardless of your age or weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Travatan Dosage for more information.)
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