Compare Travatan vs. Carbachol

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

Travatan
(Travoprost)

Miostat
(Carbachol)

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.
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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.carbachol increases the flow of fluids out of the inner eye.
Type of medication
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Lower-cost generic availableNo lower cost generic available
Available as
TravatanCarbachol
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Used for
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  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Glaucoma Miosis Induction Surgical Procedure Ocular Hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
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  • 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
    TravatanCarbachol
    • 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 and risks
    TravatanCarbachol
    • 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.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    TravatanCarbachol
    • 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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