Composition Bimatoprost (0.03% w/v)
Primary Use Glaucoma, Ocular hypertension
Medicine Overview of Bimatoprost Eye Drop
Uses of Bimatoprost Eye Drop
Bimatoprost Eye Drop is used in the treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension.
Bimatoprost Eye Drop side effects
Eye itching, Conjunctival hyperemia , Stinging in the eyes, Eyelash changes , Burning sensation in eye, Foreign body sensation in eyes, Increased iris pigmentation.
How to use Bimatoprost Eye Drop
This medicine is for external use only.Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye/ear without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid or ear. Wipe off extra liquid.
How Bimatoprost Eye Drop works
Bimatoprost Eye Drop is a prostaglandin analogue. It works by increasing the natural flow of fluid from the eye, thereby lowering pressure in the eye.
In Depth Information on Bimatoprost Eye Drop
Expert advice for Bimatoprost Eye Drop
- Bimatoprost helps lower high pressure in the eye and reduces the risk of vision loss.
- For best results, put one drop once a day in the evening/night in the affected eye(s).
- Bimatoprost may cause brown pigmentation of the iris which may be permanent.
- Your eyelashes may become more dense and eyelid skin may darken. These changes should disappear after discontinuing Bimatoprost.
- Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.
- Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
- Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute, immediately after instilling the drop.
Bimatoprost Eye Drop related warnings
Special precautions for Bimatoprost Eye Drop
No interaction found with alcohol consumption.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Bimatoprost Eye Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Bimatoprost Eye Drop is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby. To reduce the amount of Bimatoprost Eye Drop that reaches the breastmilk, place pressure over the corner of the eye for 1 minute or more, then remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.
Bimatoprost Eye Drop may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
There is limited information available on the use of Bimatoprost Eye Drop in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Bimatoprost Eye Drop in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Bimatoprost Eye Drop?
If you miss a dose of Bimatoprost Eye Drop, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.