What is Xlash (Bimatoprost) used for?
Xlash (Bimatoprost) is prescribed to patients without eyelashes or those who have inadequate growth of the eyelashes. It is applied using a specialized applicator and operates by lenghtening the eyelashes with regular use. The medication may also be used to treat open angle glaucoma or elevated pressure in the eye. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Xlash (Bimatoprost)?
Follow your physician's instructions while using Xlash (Bimatoprost) to get the most effective results from treatment. When treating eyelashes you are recommended 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 lash using a new applicator. It is suggested to use a different applicator for each eyelash and to never apply the medication to the lower eyelashes. When treating open angle glaucoma one drop is normally administered into the eye each day, but your particular instructions may differ based on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Xlash (Bimatoprost)?
Xlash (Bimatoprost) may cause side effects in some patients including:
More serious side effects that may occur during use include severe vision changes, increased sensitivity to light, severe swelling, pain, redness, crusting, or discharge from the eye. Immediately inform your physician about any severe side effects that occur or other symptoms you encounter that are intense or worrying. These may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or immediate medical attention in more serious cases.
Always remove your contact lenses before using Xlash (Bimatoprost) to prevent possible complications that may occur. Do not begin using the medication if you are breastfeeding or if the patient being treated is under the age of eighteen. Also inform your physician if you have closed angle glaucoma, neovascular glaucoma, inflammatory glaucoma, congenital glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, iritis, asthma, hypotension, viral eye infections, no lens in the eye, an artificial lens in the eye, inflammation of the eye, decreased kidney function, or severely decreased liver function. These conditions may require reduced doses or other changes to your regimen to prevent unexpected problems from appearing.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Xlash (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.