Compare Simbrinza vs. Travatan

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Simbrinza (Brinzolamide / Brimonidine)

lowers eye pressure

Simbrinza ia an effective two medicine combination that is used when one medication alone is not effective, and you are looking for ease of using both medications in one drop.

Controls glaucoma.

An effective controller of high pressure in the eye. Lowering eye pressure back to normal can prevent the onset of glaucoma.

Upsides
  • Simbrinza may be more effective because it contains two medications
  • It is easier to take two medications in one drop.
  • 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
  • Simbrinza may cause carbonated beverages to taste metallic..
  • You must wait 5 minutes before using another eye drop
  • Remove contact lenses and leave out for 15 minutes after using the the eyedrop
  • Not used in children under 2 years of age
  • 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.
Used for
  • Ocular hypertension Open-angle glaucoma
  • Ocular hypertension
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Price
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Side effects
The Simbrinza (Brinzolamide / Brimonidine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Travatan (Travoprost) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
No information currently available
  • Reddening of the white part of eye

    Long term use

  • Dry eye

    Long term use

  • Darkening of lenses

    Replacing contact lenses to soon

  • Darkening of lashes

    Long term use

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