Careprost Plus Eye Drops (Bimatoprost/Timolol Maleate)
What is Careprost Plus Eye Drops (Bimatoprost/Timolol Maleate) used for?
Careprost Plus Eye Drops (Bimatoprost/Timolol Maleate) is an ophthalmic solution used to treat open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. It contains a prostaglandin analog and beta-blocker that operate by increasing the flow of fluid out of the eye to reduce pressure, relieve pain, vision loss, or to prevent potential damage to the optic nerve. It may also be applied to the eyelashes to increase their length. Your physician may prescribe it for other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Careprost Plus Eye Drops (Bimatoprost/Timolol Maleate)?
Use Careprost Plus Eye Drops (Bimatoprost/Timolol Maleate) according to your physician's instructions to get the best and most effective results. It is normally administered once daily, but your particular instructions will be based on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. Shake the bottle before each use to mix its contents and observe the solution to make sure it is not cloudy or discolored as this may indicate contamination. Tilt your head back slightly, pull down the lower lid of the eye, and dispense one drop into the pouch formed. Close the eyelid slowly to spread the medication and keep it closed for ten seconds to allow enough time for it to be absorbed. Never allow the tip of the bottle to touch any foreign surfaces to prevent causing contamination.
If you are using the solution to improve the length of your eyelashes, you are suggested to use a specialized applicator. Put one drop onto the applicator and brush it through the upper lash of one eye. Repeat the process on the other eye using a new applicator. It is recommended to always use a fresh applicator for each lash and to only apply the medicine to the upper lash. Always ask your physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Careprost Plus Eye Drops (Bimatoprost/Timolol Maleate)?
Careprost Plus Eye Drops (Bimatoprost/Timolol Maleate) may cause some side effects such as:
More serious side effects that may occur include unusual changes in vision, increased sensitivity to light, crusting, discharge from the eye, severe swelling, pain, or irritation affecting the eye. Immediately inform your physician if you encounter these symptoms or others that are worrying to you. These may require changes to your dosage, application frequency, or even emergency medical attention in more serious cases.
Always remove your contact lenses before using Careprost Plus Eye Drops (Bimatoprost/Timolol Maleate) as they may cause unexpected complications. Do not use this medication if you are pregnant or under the age of eighteen. Also tell your physician if you have closed angle glaucoma, congenital glaucoma, inflammatory glaucoma, neovascular glaucoma, asthma, hypotension, viral eye infections, eye inflammation, chronically dry eyes, diabetic retinopathy, conjunctivitis, decreased kidney function, or severely reduced liver function. These conditions may require reduced dosages or other alterations to your regimen to prevent potential problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Careprost Plus Eye Drops (Bimatoprost/Timolol Maleate). 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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