Generic Name : Bimatoprost Pronunciation : bye-MAT-oh-prost Therapeutic Classification : Miscellaneous Ophthalmics ICD Code : Y56.5
India- Bitoma, Careprost, Lumigan.
International- Lumigan. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a prostaglandin analog, prescribed for open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. It increases the amount of fluid that drains out the eye. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Ophthalmic- The recommended dose is one drop in the affected eye(s) once daily in the evening. How it should be taken :
It comes as eye drops to instill into the affected eyes as directed by your physician. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of narrow-angle glaucoma, torn or missing lens, infection, liver or kidney disease, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause sensitivity to light; do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication. Side Effects :
Eye - Itching, burning, sensitivity to light, redness, swelling, irritation, tearing, headache and dry eyes.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at 2° to 25°C
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