Compare Simbrinza vs. Travatan

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Simbrinza
(brinzolamide / brimonidine)

Travatan
(travoprost)

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.
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Best available price for 8 (8ml of 1%/0.2%) eye droppers of simbrinza
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Side effects
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How it works
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Simbrinza decreases the production of fluids within the eye, and increases the flow of fluids out of the eye.Travatan (Travoprost) reduces pressure inside the eye, which is a cause of glaucoma, and can lead to blindness if not corrected.
Type of medication
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Available as
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  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Used for
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  • Ocular Hypertension Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Ocular Hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
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    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
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    • 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 and risks
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    • 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.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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    • Wash hands before putting drops in eyes.
    • Do not touch the dropper tip to your eye or hands.
    • If you wear contacts remove them and wait 15 minutes, after putting the drop in eye, to replace them.
    • After instilling drops in the eye, press one finger to the inner corner of eye, by the nose, and press lightly for 1 minute.
    • 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.
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