Compare Travatan vs. Carbachol

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

A very effective first line treatment for increased eye pressure. Lowering eye pressure back to normal may 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.
  • Works the same as Pilocarpine but is somewhat stronger.
  • Can be used with other medications in the eye.
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.
  • carbachol causes the pupil of the eye to become smaller, and may cause dim vision, especially at night, therefore driving at night may be impaired.
Used for
  • Ocular hypertension
  • Glaucoma Miosis induction - Surgical procedure Ocular hypertension
  • Postsurgical
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 Miostat (Carbachol) 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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