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Travoprost (Into the eye)

Treats glaucoma or hypertension in the eye.

What works?

Learn more about the effects of these drugs. The most reliable research is summed up for you in our featured article.

Travoprost eye drops are used to treat increased pressure in the eye caused by open-angle glaucoma or hypertension of the eye. Both conditions are caused by high pressure in the eye which can lead to pain or vision changes. This medicine is a prostaglandin. This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription… Read more
Brand names include
Izba, Travatan, Travatan Z
Drug classes About this
Antiglaucoma

What works? Research summarized

Evidence reviews

Effects of travoprost in the treatment of open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis

This review found that travoprost was as effective as latanoprost in lowering intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension; both interventions were generally well-tolerated. This was a generally well-conducted review and the authors' conclusions are likely to be reliable.

Efficacy and safety of latanoprost versus travoprost for primary open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension: a meta-analysis

Bibliographic details: Qian ZG, Ke M, Huang G, Zou J.  Efficacy and safety of latanoprost versus travoprost for primary open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension: a meta-analysis. Chinese Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine 2011; 11(8): 965-970 Available from: http://www.cjebm.org.cn/oa/DArticle.aspx?type=view&id=201108018

Travoprost compared with other prostaglandin analogues or timolol in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

This review compared travoprost versus other prostaglandin analogues or timolol as treatments for open-angle glaucoma (OAG) or ocular hypertension (OH). Overall, travoprost 0.004% was more effective than timolol 0.5% for reducing intraocular pressure in patients with OAG or OH, and appears to be equivalent to other prostaglandin analogues. This was a well-conducted review and the authors' conclusions are likely to be reliable.

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Summaries for consumers

Treatments for Open-Angle Glaucoma: A Review of the Research for Adults

This summary will tell you about medicines, laser surgery, and traditional surgery to treat open-angle glaucoma. It will discuss what research says about how well these treatments work and possible side effects. You can use this information when talking with your eye doctor about what treatment may be right for you.

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