Bimatoprost eye solution
What does bimatoprost eye solution do?
BIMATOPROST (Lumigan(R)) helps to reduce pressure in the eye for patients with increased pressure or open-angle glaucoma.
What should my health care professional know before I use bimatoprost eye solution?
They need to know if you have, or have had, any of these conditions:
• eye abrasion, infection, or inflammation
• wear contact lenses
• closed-angle glaucoma
• kidney disease
• liver disease
• an unusual or allergic reaction to bimatoprost or other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
• pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medicine?
Contact lenses should be removed prior to using bimatoprost eye solution. Contact lenses may be reinserted 15 minutes following application of bimatoprost to the eye.
Bimatoprost eye solution is only for use in the eye. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. Tilt the head back slightly and pull down the lower lid with the index finger to form a pouch. Try not to touch the tip of the dropper to your eye or into the pouch. Squeeze the prescribed number of drops into the pouch and gently close the eyes for 1—2 minutes. Do not blink. Use your doses at regular intervals. Do not use you medicine more often than directed.
Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
What other medicines can interact with bimatoprost eye solution?
No interactions with other medicines have been reported.
Do not use any other eye products without telling your prescriber or health care professional.
Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
What side effects may I notice from using bimatoprost eye solution?
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:
• any change in your vision
• inflamed or infected eyes or eyelids
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
• burning, stinging, or discomfort immediately after using the solution
• changes in eye, eyelash, or eyelid color
• dry eyes
• increased flow of tears
• sensitivity of the eyes to light