Travatan

(travoprost)

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Lowers eye pressure and controls glaucoma.

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Our bottom line

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

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    $177.61
Quick facts about Travatan
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • 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.
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Downsides

  • 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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How it works

Travatan (travoprost) is a prostaglandin analog. It increases fluid drainage from the eye, which lowers eye pressure and helps prevent blindness.

Quick facts about Travatan
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

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Dosage forms

  • Eye drops
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What to expect when you take Travatan (travoprost) for Ocular hypertension or glaucoma

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  • Possible side effects
  • Red, dry eyes
  • Eye pain
  • Changes in eyesight
  • Eye irritation
  • Feeling like there's something in your eye
  • Itchy eyes
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Side effect rates for Travatan (travoprost)

  • Red, dry eyes
    40%40%
  • Eye pain
    7%7%
  • Changes in eyesight
    7%7%
  • Eye irritation
    7%7%
  • Feeling like there's something in your eye
    7%7%
  • Itchy eyes
    7%7%
  • Eye pain
    7%7%
  • Changes in eyesight
    7%7%
  • Eye irritation
    7%7%
  • Feeling like there's something in your eye
    7%7%
  • Itchy eyes
    7%7%
  • Eye/Eyelid inflammation
    2%2%
  • Cataract
    2%2%
  • Eye infections
    2%2%
  • Darkening of the eyes/eyelids
    2%2%
  • Dry eyes
    2%2%
  • Increased sensitivity to light
    2%2%
  • Eye/Eyelid inflammation
    2%2%
  • Cataract
    2%2%
  • Eye infections
    2%2%
  • Darkening of the eyes/eyelids
    2%2%
  • Dry eyes
    2%2%
  • Increased sensitivity to light
    2%2%
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Risks and Warnings for Travatan (travoprost)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Long-term use

    The color in your eyes can darken or permanently change to a brown color. The effect starts at the center of the pupil and spreads outward, but this may not be noticeable for months to years.