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How should I use Travatan Z?

Travatan Z (travoprost) is an eyedrop that you use once a day, usually at night, to treat high pressure within the eye and to treat glaucoma.

To use Travatan Z, first wash your hands. Then check the eyedropper to make sure it isn’t chipped or cracked. If it’s okay, tilt your head back and pull down the lower lid of your eye with your index finger to make a pocket. Then, holding the dropper in your other hand and bracing the remaining fingers of that hand against your face, gently squeeze the dropper so that a single drop falls into the pocket of your lower eyelid. Don't let the dropper tip touch your eye or anything else.

Close your eye for two or three minutes and tip your head toward the floor. Place a finger on your tear duct and apply gentle pressure. If any of the drug flows out of your eye, wipe it off your face with a tissue. If you're supposed to use more than one drop, wait at least five minutes before giving yourself the second one. Repeat in the other eye if that's what your doctor has prescribed. When you are finished, tighten the cap on the dropper bottle and wash your hands with soap and water.

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