Compare Xalatan vs. Travatan

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

Lowers eye pressure.

Xalatan (Latanoprost) lowers high pressure in the eye well and helps prevent 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
  • It's easy to use and you only need to give yourself one drop each day in the evening.
  • Can be used along with other eye drops, if needed for better results.
  • Xalatan (Latanoprost) is available generically.
  • Xalatan (Latanoprost) can increase the length, thickness, and number of your eyelashes.
  • 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
  • Xalatan (Latanoprost) can turn the colored part of your eye and your eyelashes brown.
  • 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
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Price
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Side effects
The Xalatan (Latanoprost) 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
  • Darkening of lenses
    • Replacing contact lenses to soon
  • Darkening of lashes
    • Long term use
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  • 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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