Compare Travatan vs. Iopidine

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

Travatan (Travoprost)

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

.Iopidine is used before and after laser surgery to prevent increased eye pressure due to the surgery.

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.
  • Iopidine helps to get better results from laser surgery.
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 changes in your heart rate, slower or pounding.
  • may cause shortness of breath.
Used for
  • Ocular hypertension
  • Laser surgery - Ocular hypertension
  • Postsurgical; Treatment and Prophylaxis Raised intraocular pressure; Adjunct
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 Iopidine (Apraclonidine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • 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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