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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Travatan Z Opht.

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42 Total User Reviews

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1-5 of 30 Next»
Condition: Increased Pressure in the Eye
6/5/2014 2:53:25 PM

Reviewer: lancia41, 65-74 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I recently had newly discovered eye pressure readings of 24 and 40. After two weeks on Travatan Z, my pressures dropped to 14 and 18, which are 42% and 45% reductions. Any side effects I'm feeling are insignificant compared to the high probability of blindness from not taking medication.

Condition: Increased Pressure in the Eye
12/16/2013 12:15:24 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on Travatan Z almost 2 years. Yes, it brings the pressure down. Yes, it is easy to use. However, it has always stung when used and I have been more light sensitive. Worse, beginning about a month ago, the sting, the burn, the watering, the redness has become intolerable. At first I thought I had an infection but an appointment last week showed I did not. The doc said the eyes were very ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Increased Pressure in the Eye
10/23/2013 7:31:47 PM

Reviewer: joan, 75 or over Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After 2 consecutive night treatments ,12 hours later I experienced terrible weakness, chills, some blood pressure increase and heart slowness. symptoms lasted 4 to 5 hours;unable to function the rest of the day. 3 days later, tried the drops again and again suffered weakness, some dizziness and total lethargy. I'll never touch the drops again.

Condition: Increased Pressure in the Eye
9/12/2013 4:51:05 PM

Reviewer: Peechus, 75 or over Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After 5 days of use, I experienced horrendous chest pain that radiated entirely around my torso. The longer I used the drug the worse the pain became.

Condition: Increased Pressure in the Eye
8/2/2013 8:12:03 AM

Reviewer: redrock, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Been taking Travatan for years. It has been very effective at lowering my pressure and, compared to other treatment regimens, is simple and straightforward to use. Occasionally causes eye redness and feels like foreign object in eye. Very annoying but this passes after a few days. The alternative of potential blindness means that I will put up with some annoying side effects and the inconvenienc ... Show Full Comment

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