About the drug:
Bimatorost is a a synthetic prostamide solution used for regulating the flow of fluid within the eye to maintain a normal pressure. This drug is sold by the trade name Careprost and it is every effective in controlling the progression of glaucoma and in the management of ocular hypertension. It also reduces the intraocular pressure (IOP) by increasing the flow of aqueous fluid from the eye.
Uses of the drug:
The drug is easily available and is used to control the progression of glaucoma and in the effective management of the flow of fluids within the eyes, thus, reduces the common eye problems such as dryness and itchiness. It effectively treats intraocular pressure in adult patients. This solution is also used in cosmetics and is very helpful in the growth of eyelashes and gives them darker appearance.
Working of the drug:
The drug works as the prostaglandin 2 alpha, it increases the outflow of aqueous fluid from the eyes and lowers intraocular pressure. The Bimatoprost mimics the human body’s own prostamides and help in maintaining the ocular pressure. The cornea of the eyes absorbs the solution and after a few hours the drug start showing its effect, reduces the intraocular pressure.
Sun pharmaceutical Industries, India is the manufacturer of Careprost ophthalmic solution. It is one of the famous and the biggest pharmaceutical companies in India.
Dosage form and strengths:
The drug is available in the form of eye drops in the following strengths:
- Careprost 0.03% (3ml)
- Careprost with brush 0.03% (3ml)
Before you take the drug:
Do not use the drug if you:
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
- Are a nursing mother
- Have liver diseases
- Have kidney disorders
- Have respiratory disease
- Hypersensitive to Bimatoprost
Tell your doctor if you:
- Wear contact lenses
- Any other eye infection
- Notice any allergic reaction
How much to use the drug?
You should consult the doctor before taking Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution. The recommended dosage is one drop daily in the affected eyes in the evening. It should not be used more than once daily as it has consequences.
How to use the drug?
Instill one drop of the Bimatoprost opthalmic solution daily into the affected eye. If you have brought this medicine with a brush, then apply it with a help of brush in your lower eyelid. Be careful while applying it; avoid dropping the solution to other body parts.
For how use to take it?
Use the solution regularly for as long as it is prescribed to you.
In case of an overdose of Careprost (Bimatoprost solution), call your doctor immediately, or get emergency medical help.
Don’t miss dosages ever if you want a full effect and it will take four hours to show its effect. This drug can be used with other ophthalmic solution, but then it should be administered at least five minutes apart.
Side effects of the drug:
There are some common side effects of Bimatoprost eye drops and contact your doctor if you experience any of the side effects. Some common ones are as follows:
- Dry or watery eyes
- Pain around the eyes
- Oozing or discharge from the eyes
- Vision changes
- Stinging or burning of the eyes after using the drug
Common drug interactions:
Inform your doctor about the following drugs:
Things to remember:
- It should not be administered while wearing contact lenses. If contact lenses are worn then, they should be removed before the administration of the medicine.
- The medicine should be stored away from children and household pets. Do not refrigerate it.
- To avoid the potential for contamination and eye injury, be careful while using the preparation; do not allow the vial tip to touch your eye
- Try not to use the bottle of Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution after one month of opening.
|US Brand Name||Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution|
|Strength||3 ml. of 0.03%|
|Generic Name||Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution|
|Manufacturer||Sun Pharma, India|