Compare Travatan vs. Trusopt

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

Travatan
(Travoprost)

Trusopt
(Dorzolamide)

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 glaucoma.
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Side effects
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How it works
TravatanTrusopt
Travatan (Travoprost) reduces pressure inside the eye, which is a cause of glaucoma, and can lead to blindness if not corrected.Decreases the production of fluids within the eye
Type of medication
TravatanTrusopt
Lower-cost generic availableLower-cost generic available
Available as
TravatanTrusopt
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Used for
TravatanTrusopt
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Raised Intraocular Pressure
Risk factors for serious side effects
TravatanTrusopt
  • 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
    TravatanTrusopt
    • 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.
    • May be used with other eye drops to control high pressure with the eye
    Downsides and risks
    TravatanTrusopt
    • 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.
    • dorzolamide may cause carbonated beverages to taste metallic.
    • You must wait 5 minutes before using another eye drop.
    • remove contact lense, and leave out for 15 minutes after using the the eyedrop.
    • dorzolamide is not used in children under 2 years of age.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    TravatanTrusopt
    • 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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