Compare Betoptic vs. Travatan

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Betoptic S
(Betaxolol)

Travatan
(Travoprost)

Coming soon.Controls glaucoma. An effective controller of high pressure in the eye. Lowering eye pressure back to normal can prevent the onset of glaucoma.
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Side effects
BetopticTravatan

We haven’t found good data for Betoptic side effects.

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How it works
BetopticTravatan
Coming soon.Travatan (Travoprost) reduces pressure inside the eye, which is a cause of glaucoma, and can lead to blindness if not corrected.
Type of medication
BetopticTravatan
Lower-cost generic availableLower-cost generic available
Available as
BetopticTravatan
  • Pill
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Used for
BetopticTravatan
  • Hypertension
  • Ocular Hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
BetopticTravatan
    Coming soon.
    • Long term use
    • Replacing contact lenses to soon
    Detailed Travatan (Travoprost) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Upsides and benefits
    BetopticTravatan
    Coming soon
    • Easy to use, with one drop daily in the evening.
    • Can use with other eye drops, if needed for better results.
    • Available as a generic, which is cheaper.
    Downsides and risks
    BetopticTravatan
    Coming soon
    • Can cause your eye and eyelashes to appear more brown, regardless of their original color.
    • Can increase the length, thickness and number of eyelashes.
    • For long term use you may need Travatan-z, which is not available as a generic, so it can be expensive.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    BetopticTravatan
    Coming soon
    • Wash your hands before putting drops in your eyes.
    • Don’t touch the dropper tip to your eye or hands.
    • If you wear contacts, take them out first and wait 15 minutes after you use the dropper before you replace them.
    • After putting the drop in your eye, press one finger to the inner corner and press lightly for 1 minute.
    • If you use another eye drop, wait 5 minutes between drops.
    Learn more
    More about BetopticSide effectsFDA package insert
    Have you used Betoptic S (Betaxolol)?
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    More about TravatanSide effectsReviews & ratingsAlternativesFDA package insert
    Have you used Travatan (Travoprost)?
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