Compare Travatan vs. Dorzolamide Timolol

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 two medicine combination that is used when one medication is not effective, and you are looking for ease of using both medications in one drop. Lowering eye pressure 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.
  • Easier to use with two medications in one drop.
  • May add another medication when needed..
  • May be more effective than using only one medication.
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.
  • May cause carbonated beverages to taste metallic.
  • You must wait 5 minutes before using another eye drop.
  • Not used in children under 2 years of age.
  • dorzolamide/timolol is not used if you have lung disease or heart conditions relating to a low heart rate or low blood pressure.
  • May cause blurred vision.
Used for
  • Ocular hypertension
  • Ocular hypertension
  • In patients who are insufficiently responsive to beta-blockers Open-angle glaucoma
  • In patients who are insufficiently responsive to beta-blockers
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 Cosopt (Dorzolamide / Timolol) 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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