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what is the difference between travatan and travatan Z?


Marvell 15 Aug 2009

Travatan (travoprost 0.004%) is a prostaglandin analog. It works to reduce pressure in the eye by increasing the amount of fluid that drains from the eye.

Travatan is used to treat increased pressure in the eye (ocular hypertension) and open-angle glaucoma in patients who cannot use or do not respond to other medicines.

Travatan Z is a new formulation that eliminates benzalkonium chloride (BAK) from Alcon's existing Travatan solution and replaces BAK with SOFZIA(TM), a robust ionic buffered preservative system that is gentle to the ocular surface. Alcon developed this BAK-free version of Travatan because long-term use of topical solutions containing BAK may compromise the ocular surface and exacerbate conditions such as dry eye.

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hansgram 6 April 2010

I just started using Travatan Z for the first time last night. when I woke up this morning I had a swollen upper lip. When I called my Dr's office they said it wasn't related to the drops. has anyone else ever had a symptom like this?

andres10 4 Sep 2010

Can you achlieve the same results by slicing onions and making your eyes tear up?

Alfus 18 March 2011

Appreciate improvements like this in glaucoma drops. So many have side effects which redden eyes or can even change eye color over time.

cmiller9 6 March 2012

I have been using Travatan Z (used to use Travatan) for a couple of months and ironically had no problem with Travatan, but am having dry eye issues since beginning to usse Z. free discount card

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