Compare Simbrinza vs. Travatan

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

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lowers eye pressure

Simbrinza ia an effective two medicine combination that is used when one medication alone is not effective, and you are looking for ease of using both medications in one drop.

Lowers eye pressure and controls glaucoma.

Travatan (travoprost) is a first-choice treatment to prevent and treat glaucoma because it's effective and has few side effects.

Upsides
  • Simbrinza may be more effective because it contains two medications
  • It is easier to take two medications in one drop.
  • It's easy to use, with one drop every evening.
  • Travatan (travoprost) can be used with other eye drops for better results.
  • The new formulation of Travatan (travoprost) is less irritating and can be stored at room temperature.
Downsides
  • Simbrinza may cause carbonated beverages to taste metallic..
  • You must wait 5 minutes before using another eye drop
  • Remove contact lenses and leave out for 15 minutes after using the the eyedrop
  • Not used in children under 2 years of age
  • Travatan (travoprost) can permanently darken your eyes and eyelids, even after you stop using it.
  • Travatan (travoprost) can temporarily cause your eyelashes to grow longer, darker, and thicker – which may irritate your eyes.
  • You'll need to wait 15 minutes after applying Travatan (travoprost) to put your contacts in.
  • There's no generic option available, so it can be expensive.
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Used for
  • Ocular hypertension Open-angle glaucoma
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
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Side effects
The Simbrinza (Brinzolamide / Brimonidine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
12possible side effects
  • Red, dry eyes
    40%
  • Eye pain
    7%
  • Changes in eyesight
    7%
  • Eye irritation
    7%
  • Feeling like there's something in your eye
    7%
  • Itchy eyes
    7%
  • Eye/Eyelid inflammation
    2%
  • Cataract
    2%
  • Eye infections
    2%
  • Darkening of the eyes/eyelids
    2%
  • Dry eyes
    2%
  • Increased sensitivity to light
    2%
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Risks and risk factors
No information currently available
  • Darkening of the eyes
    • Long-term use
  • Darkening of lashes
    • Long-term use
  • Darkening of contact lenses
    • (Re)inserting contact lenses too soon after applying Travatan (travoprost)
  • Eye injury or infection
    • Sharing eye drops with others
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