Travoprost treats glaucoma. Wait 10 minutes after use before inserting contact lenses.

Travoprost Overview

Reviewed: September 24, 2013

Travoprost is a prescription medication used to treat open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension. Travoprost belongs to a group of drugs called prostaglandin analogs, which work by helping excess fluid drain from the eye, lowering the pressure in the eye.

This medication comes in the form of an eye drop. Regular travoprost (Travatan) is no longer available, however, Travatan Z, which contains a different preservative, is still sold.
Travoprost is usually instilled into the affected eye(s) once daily in the evening. Remove contact lenses before instilling this medication and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting contacts.
Common side effects include eye redness, blurred vision, and eye discomfort. 

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Uses of Travoprost

Travoprost is a prescription medication used to reduce elevated intraocular pressure in people with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Travoprost Brand Names

Travoprost may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Travoprost Drug Class

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Side Effects of Travoprost

Common side effects include:

  • eye redness
  • eyelid redness
  • blurred vision 
  • eye discomfort
  • sensation of something in the eye
  • eye pain
  • eye itching

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of travoprost. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.