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Travatan Z Side Effects

Generic Name: travoprost ophthalmic

Note: This document contains side effect information about travoprost ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Travatan Z.

For the Consumer

Applies to travoprost ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Along with its needed effects, travoprost ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Travatan Z) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking travoprost ophthalmic:

More common
  • Eye pain
  • itching eye
  • redness of the eye
  • redness, swelling, or itching of eyelid
Less common
  • Blurred or decreased vision
  • burning, dry, or itching eyes
  • eye color changes
  • redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid

Some side effects of travoprost ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common
  • Eye discomfort
  • feeling of having something in the eye
Less common
  • Acid or sour stomach (heartburn or indigestion)
  • blood in the urine
  • chest pain or tightness
  • dry eyes
  • eye discharge or excessive tearing
  • faintness or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position
  • loss of bladder control
  • lower back pain
  • muscle pain or stiffness
  • pain, swelling, or redness in the joints
  • pain or burning while urinating
  • pelvic pain
  • slow or irregular heartbeat (less than 50 beats per minute)

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to travoprost ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Ocular

Very common (10% or more): Ocular hyperemia (up to 50%)
Common (1% to 10%): Decreased visual acuity, eye discomfort, foreign body sensation, eye pain, eyelid pruritus, abnormal vision, blepharitis, blurred vision, cataract, conjunctivitis, corneal staining, dry eye, iris discoloration, keratitis, lid margin crusting, ocular inflammation, photophobia, subconjunctival hemorrhage, tearing
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Corneal erosion, uveitis, iritis, anterior chamber inflammation, punctate keratitis, eye discharge, erythema of eyelid, periorbital edema, ectropion cataract, eyelid margin crusting, growth of eyelashes, eyelash discoloration, asthenopia
Rare (less than 0.1%): Iridocyclitis, eye inflammation, photopsia, eyelid eczema, conjunctival edema, halo vision, conjunctival follicles, eye hypoesthesia, meibomianitis, anterior chamber pigmentation, mydriasis, eyelash thickening, macular edema, sunken eyes
Postmarketing reports: Periorbital/lid changes (including deepening of the eyelid sulcus)[Ref]

Dermatologic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Skin hyperpigmentation (periocular), skin discoloration, abnormal hair texture, hypertrichosis
Rare (less than 0.1%): Allergic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, erythema, rash, hair color changes, madarosis
Frequency not reported: Pruritus, abnormal hair growth[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Common (1% to 10%): Angina pectoris, bradycardia, chest pain, hypertension, hypotension
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Palpitations
Rare (less than 0.1%): Irregular heart rate, decreased heart rate, decreased diastolic blood pressure, increased systolic blood pressure
Frequency not reported: Tachycardia[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Dyspepsia, gastrointestinal disorder
Rare (less than 0.1%): Reactivated peptic ulcer, constipation, dry mouth
Frequency not reported: Diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea[Ref]

Genitourinary

Common (1% to 10%): Prostate disorder, urinary incontinence, urinary tract infections
Frequency not reported: Dysuria, increased prostatic specific antigen[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Common (1% to 10%): Arthritis, back pain
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Shoulder pain
Rare (less than 0.1%): Musculoskeletal pain
Frequency not reported: Arthralgia[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dizziness
Rare (less than 0.1%): Dysgeusia
Frequency not reported: Vertigo, tinnitus[Ref]

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Bronchitis, cold/flu syndrome, sinusitis
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dyspnea, asthma, nasal congestion, throat irritation
Rare (less than 0.1%): Respiratory disorder, oropharyngeal pain, cough, dysphonia
Frequency not reported: Aggravated asthma[Ref]

Metabolic

Common (1% to 10%): Hypercholesterolemia[Ref]

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Pain
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Asthenia, malaise[Ref]

Psychiatric

Common (1% to 10%): Anxiety, depression[Ref]

Immunologic

Rare (less than 0.1%): Herpes simplex, herpetic keratitis[Ref]

General

The most commonly reported side effect was ocular hyperemia.[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypersensitivity, seasonal allergy[Ref]

References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

3. "Product Information. Travatan (travoprost ophthalmic)" Alcon Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, TX.

Some side effects of Travatan Z may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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