Compare Travatan vs. Betagan

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

Controls glaucoma.

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

lowers eye pressure

An effective control of high pressure within the eye when used alone or with other eye medications. Lowering eye pressure back to normal can prevent the onset of glaucoma.

Upsides
  • 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.
  • Betagan may be used with other eye drops to control high pressure within the eye.
  • If caught in time the reduction of pressure in the eye can prevent the onset of glaucoma.
Downsides
  • 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.
  • Betagan may cause blurred vision, short term.
  • It is generally not used if you have asthma, COPD or other lung conditions.
  • It is generally not used if you have a slow heart rate or other heart conditions.
  • There are more side effects than many other eye medications.
Used for
  • Ocular hypertension
  • Raised intraocular pressure
  • In patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Price
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Side effects
The Travatan (Travoprost) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Betagan (Levobunolol) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • 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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