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Travoprost ophthalmic Side Effects

It is possible that some side effects of travoprost ophthalmic may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to travoprost ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

As well as its needed effects, travoprost ophthalmic may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking travoprost ophthalmic, check with your doctor immediately:

More common
  • Eye pain
  • itching eye
  • redness of the eye
  • redness, swelling, or itching of eyelid
Less common
  • Blurred or decreased vision
  • burning, dry, or itching eyes
  • eye color changes
  • redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid

Some travoprost ophthalmic side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

More common
  • Eye discomfort
  • feeling of having something in the eye
Less common
  • Acid or sour stomach (heartburn or indigestion)
  • blood in the urine
  • chest pain or tightness
  • dry eyes
  • eye discharge or excessive tearing
  • faintness or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position
  • loss of bladder control
  • lower back pain
  • muscle pain or stiffness
  • pain, swelling, or redness in the joints
  • pain or burning while urinating
  • pelvic pain
  • slow or irregular heartbeat (less than 50 beats per minute)

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to travoprost ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution


Very common (10% or more): Ocular hyperemia (up to 50%)
Common (1% to 10%): Decreased visual acuity, eye discomfort, foreign body sensation, eye pain, eyelid pruritus, abnormal vision, blepharitis, blurred vision, cataract, conjunctivitis, corneal staining, dry eye, iris discoloration, keratitis, lid margin crusting, ocular inflammation, photophobia, subconjunctival hemorrhage, tearing
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Corneal erosion, uveitis, iritis, anterior chamber inflammation, punctate keratitis, eye discharge, erythema of eyelid, periorbital edema, ectropion cataract, eyelid margin crusting, growth of eyelashes, eyelash discoloration, asthenopia
Rare (less than 0.1%): Iridocyclitis, eye inflammation, photopsia, eyelid eczema, conjunctival edema, halo vision, conjunctival follicles, eye hypoesthesia, meibomianitis, anterior chamber pigmentation, mydriasis, eyelash thickening, macular edema, sunken eyes
Postmarketing reports: Periorbital/lid changes (including deepening of the eyelid sulcus)[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Skin hyperpigmentation (periocular), skin discoloration, abnormal hair texture, hypertrichosis
Rare (less than 0.1%): Allergic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, erythema, rash, hair color changes, madarosis
Frequency not reported: Pruritus, abnormal hair growth[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Angina pectoris, bradycardia, chest pain, hypertension, hypotension
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Palpitations
Rare (less than 0.1%): Irregular heart rate, decreased heart rate, decreased diastolic blood pressure, increased systolic blood pressure
Frequency not reported: Tachycardia[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Dyspepsia, gastrointestinal disorder
Rare (less than 0.1%): Reactivated peptic ulcer, constipation, dry mouth
Frequency not reported: Diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Prostate disorder, urinary incontinence, urinary tract infections
Frequency not reported: Dysuria, increased prostatic specific antigen[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Arthritis, back pain
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Shoulder pain
Rare (less than 0.1%): Musculoskeletal pain
Frequency not reported: Arthralgia[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dizziness
Rare (less than 0.1%): Dysgeusia
Frequency not reported: Vertigo, tinnitus[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Bronchitis, cold/flu syndrome, sinusitis
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dyspnea, asthma, nasal congestion, throat irritation
Rare (less than 0.1%): Respiratory disorder, oropharyngeal pain, cough, dysphonia
Frequency not reported: Aggravated asthma[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Hypercholesterolemia[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Pain
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Asthenia, malaise[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Anxiety, depression[Ref]


Rare (less than 0.1%): Herpes simplex, herpetic keratitis[Ref]


The most commonly reported side effect was ocular hyperemia.[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypersensitivity, seasonal allergy[Ref]


1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

3. "Product Information. Travatan (travoprost ophthalmic)" Alcon Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, TX.

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