Compare Travatan vs. Betagan

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

Travatan
(travoprost)

Betagan
(levobunolol)

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.
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Best available price for 1 (10ml of 0.5%) eye dropper of levobunolol
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Side effects
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How it works
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Travatan (Travoprost) reduces pressure inside the eye, which is a cause of glaucoma, and can lead to blindness if not corrected.Betagan reduces the pressure inside the eye, which is a cause of glaucoma, and can lead to blindness if not corrected.
Type of medication
TravatanBetagan
Available as
TravatanBetagan
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Used for
TravatanBetagan
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Raised Intraocular Pressure
Risk factors for serious side effects
TravatanBetagan
  • Long term use
  • Replacing contact lenses to soon
Detailed Travatan (travoprost) risks & warnings »
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    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
    TravatanBetagan
    • 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 and risks
    TravatanBetagan
    • 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.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    TravatanBetagan
    • 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.
    • 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.
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