Compare Trusopt vs. Travatan

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

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.

Controls glaucoma.

An effective controller of high pressure in the eye. Lowering eye pressure back to normal can prevent the onset of glaucoma.

Upsides
  • May be used with other eye drops to control high pressure with the eye
  • 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.
Downsides
  • 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.
  • 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.
Used for
  • Raised intraocular pressure
  • In patients with ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma
  • Ocular hypertension
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Price
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Side effects
The Trusopt (Dorzolamide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Travatan (Travoprost) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
No information currently available
  • 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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