Bimat Eye Drops (Bimatoprost)
What is Bimat Eye Drops (Bimatoprost) used for?
Bimat Eye Drops (Bimatoprost) is an ophthalmic medication used to treat open angle glaucoma or elevated pressure within the eye. It operates by increasing the amount of fluid drained from the eye to reduce pressure and relieve pain, vision problems, and prevent possible damage to the optic nerve. The solution may also be applied to the lashes using specialised applicators to increase the length and health of the eyelashes. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Bimat Eye Drops (Bimatoprost)?
Follow the instructions provided by your physician while using Bimat Eye Drops (Bimatoprost) to get the most effective results from treatment. One drop is normally administered once in the evening, but your individual dosage will depend on the condition being treated, your health, and the severity of your symptoms. Gently shake the bottle before each use to mix its contents. Tilt your head back slightly, pull down the lower lid of the eye, hold the bottle over the eye, and dispense one drop into the pouch that is formed. Close the eye slowly to spread the medicine and keep it closed for ten seconds allowing it to be absorbed. If another drop is required, you are recommended to wait ten minutes before administration. Never allow the tip of the bottle to contact any surfaces to prevent contamination.
If you are using the solution to lengthen your eyelashes it is recommended to use the applicators designed for this purpose. Put a small amount of drop on the applicator and brush it through the upper lash. Repeat with the other lash. Do not apply the medication to the lower lashes. Always ask your physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Bimat Eye Drops (Bimatoprost)?
Some patients using Bimat Eye Drops (Bimatoprost) have reported experiencing side effects including:
More serious side effects possibly requiring medical assistance are swelling of the eyelids, severe redness or itchiness surrounding the eye, increased sensitivity to light, severe vision problems, discharge, crusting, or discharge from the eye. Immediately inform your physician about any symptoms that are intense or worrying to you to make sure the correct alterations are made to your dosage to prevent further problems from occurring.
Always remove your contact lenses before using Bimat Eye Drops (Bimatoprost) to prevent potential health problems from occurring. Do not use this medication if you are breastfeeding or under the age of eighteen. It is also important to disclose if you have closed angle glaucoma, conjunctivitis, congenital glaucoma, inflammatory glaucoma, neovascular glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, no lens in the eye, chronic dry eyes, viral eye infections, slow heart rate, asthma, decreased kidney function, or severely decreased liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected complications requiring reduced dosages to prevent them from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Bimat Eye Drops (Bimatoprost). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.
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