Azopt vs. Travatan

Are Azopt and Travatan the Same Thing?

Azopt (brinzolamide ophthalmic suspension) and Travatan (travoprost) ophthalmic (for the eye) are used to treat certain types of glaucoma and other causes of high pressure inside the eye.

The drugs are in different classes. Azopt is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor and Travatan is a synthetic prostaglandin F analog.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Azopt?

Common side effects of Azopt include:

Seek immediate medical attention if you have rare but very serious side effects of Azopt including:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Travatan?

Common side effects of Travatan include:

  • blurred vision,
  • eye redness/discomfort/itching,
  • stinging or burning of the eyes after using the drops,
  • feeling as if something is in your eye,
  • dry eyes,
  • watery eyes,
  • tearing,
  • eyelid crusting,
  • increase in eyelash number/length/thickness,
  • darkening of the eyelashes and eyelids,
  • increased sensitivity to light, or
  • headache.

What is Azopt?

Azopt is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor indicated for in the treatment of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma

What is Travatan?

Travatan indicated for the reduction of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

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What Drugs Interact With Azopt?

Azopt may interact with salicylates such as aspirin, Novasal, Doan's Extra Strength, Salflex, Tricosal, and others. Other drugs may interact with Azopt ophthalmic. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use.

What Drugs Interact With Travatan?

Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors.

How Should Azopt Be Taken?

The recommended dose is one drop of Azopt ophthalmic suspension 1% in the affected eye(s) three times daily. If more than one topical ophthalmic drug is being used, the drugs should be administered at least ten (10) minutes apart.

How Should Travatan Be Taken?

The recommended dosage is one drop of Travatan in the affected eye(s) once daily in the evening. There may be other drugs that can affect Travatan

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References

Azopt Prescribing Information.
http://ecatalog.alcon.com/pi/Azopt_us_en.pdf
Rxlist. Azopt Side Effect Drug Center.
https://www.rxlist.com/azopt-side-effects-drug-center.htm
Travatan Prescribing Information.
http://ecatalog.alcon.com/pi/TravatanZ_US_en.pdf
Rxlist. Travatan Side Effects Drugs Center.
https://www.rxlist.com/travatan-side-effects-drug-center.htm

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