Travatan Side Effects Center

Last updated on RxList: 9/21/2022
Travatan Side Effects Center

What Is Travatan?

Travatan (travoprost) Ophthalmic Solution 0.004% reduces pressure in the eye by increasing the amount of fluid that drains from the eye and is used to treat certain types of glaucoma and other causes of high pressure inside the eye.

What Are Side Effects of Travatan?

Travatan may cause serious side effects including:

  • eye swelling,
  • redness of the eye,
  • severe discomfort in the eye,
  • crusting or drainage from the eye,
  • red, swollen or itchy eyelids,
  • light sensitivity,
  • vision changes, and
  • severe burning, stinging, or irritation after using the medicine

Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.

Common side effects of Travatan include:

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

Travatan may slowly (over months to years) cause brown discoloration of the colored portion of the eye (iris). This color change may be permanent, but the long-term effects are uncertain. Tell your doctor if this occurs. Tell your doctor if you have unlikely but serious side effects of Travatan including:

  • vision changes,
  • eye pain, or
  • swelling or redness of the eyelids.

Seek medical care or call 911 at once if you have the following serious side effects:

  • Serious eye symptoms such as sudden vision loss, blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain or swelling, or seeing halos around lights;
  • Serious heart symptoms such as fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeats; fluttering in your chest; shortness of breath; and sudden dizziness, lightheartedness, or passing out;
  • Severe headache, confusion, slurred speech, arm or leg weakness, trouble walking, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady, very stiff muscles, high fever, profuse sweating, or tremors.

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

Dosage for Travatan

The recommended dosage is one drop of Travatan in the affected eye(s) once daily in the evening.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Travatan?

There may be other drugs that can affect 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. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

Travatan During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

Travatan should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. It is not known if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Travatan (travoprost) Ophthalmic Solution 0.004% Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using travoprost and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • eye swelling, redness, severe discomfort, crusting or drainage (may be signs of infection);
  • red, swollen, or itchy eyelids;
  • increased sensitivity to light;
  • vision changes; or
  • severe burning, stinging, or irritation after using this medicine.

Common side effects may include:

  • pain, itching, or redness of the eyes;
  • puffy eyelids; or
  • blurred vision.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


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Clinical Trials Experience

Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.

The most common adverse reaction observed in controlled clinical trials with TRAVATAN® (travoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.004% and TRAVATAN Z® (travoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.004% was ocular hyperemia which was reported in 30% to 50% of patients. Up to 3% of patients discontinued therapy due to conjunctival hyperemia. Ocular adverse reactions reported at an incidence of 5% to 10% in these clinical trials included decreased visual acuity, eye discomfort, foreign body sensation, pain and pruritus.

Ocular adverse reactions reported at an incidence of 1% to 4% in clinical trials with TRAVATAN® or TRAVATAN Z® included abnormal vision, blepharitis, blurred vision, cataract, conjunctivitis, corneal staining, dry eye, iris discoloration, keratitis, lid margin crusting, ocular inflammation, photophobia, subconjunctival hemorrhage and tearing.

Nonocular adverse reactions reported at an incidence of 1% to 5% in these clinical studies were allergy, angina pectoris, anxiety, arthritis, back pain, bradycardia, bronchitis, chest pain, cold/flu syndrome, depression, dyspepsia, gastrointestinal disorder, headache, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, hypotension, infection, pain, prostate disorder, sinusitis, urinary incontinence and urinary tract infections.

Postmarketing Experience

Additional adverse reactions have been identified during post approval use of TRAVATAN® or TRAVATAN Z® in clinical practice. Because they are reported voluntarily from a population of unknown size, estimates of frequency cannot be made. The reactions, which have been chosen for inclusion due to either their seriousness, frequency of reporting, possible causal connection to TRAVATAN® or TRAVATAN Z®, or a combination of these factors, include: arrhythmia, vomiting, epistaxis, tachycardia, and insomnia.

In postmarketing use with prostaglandin analogs, periorbital and lid changes including deepening of the eyelid sulcus have been observed.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Travatan (Travoprost)

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