Careprost Plus Eye Drop
- Manufacturer : Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
- Equivalent Brands : Careprost Plus
- Generic Brands : Bimatoprost / Timolol
Careprost Plus Eye Drop is used for treating ocular hypertension (by draining fluid from the eye) or increased pressure in the eye and open-angle glaucoma. It comes in the form of eye drops. This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to any ingredient of Careprost Plus Eye Drop drops. Careprost Plus Eye Drop is included in a class of medications called prostaglandin analogs.
Careprost Plus Eye Drop is a combination of two medicines: Bimatoprost and Timolol. Bimatoprost is a prostaglandin analogue while Timolol is a beta blocker. They work by decreasing the production of aqueous humour (fluid in the eye), thereby lowering the increased eye pressure.
This medication should not be taken by those who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, are breastfeeding and have some eye infection, swelling, inflammation or injury. A doctor should be informed before starting this medication if you are allergic to any drug or food, will be having eye surgery, have any other type of glaucoma or are taking any medicine or drug (homeopathic, herbal or otherwise).
Some serious side effects of Careprost Plus Eye Drop include growth in number of eyelashes, blindness, bloody eye, change in colour vision, blurred vision, dryness in the eye, fever, chills, loss of strength, night blindness, redness, burning, itching, pain, swelling and tunnel vision. Some other side effects include body ache, cough, headache, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, tiredness, eye discharge, excessive tearing, increased sensitivity to light, darkening of eyelashes and increase in growth of hair.
This medicine is for external use only.Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye/ear without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid or ear. Wipe off extra liquid.
In Bimatoprost + Timolol combination, Bimatoprost belongs to the class of drugs called prostaglandin analogues. The drug acts by reducing the intraocular pressure by increasing the drainage of aqueous humor and maintains a normal pressure within the eyes.
Timolol belongs to the class of drugs called beta-blockers. The drug acts by reducing the production of aqueous humor, thereby reducing the pressure inside the eyes.
Drugs that interact with Bimatoprost + Timolol combination include the following:
This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.
Careprost Plus Eye Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Careprost Plus Eye Drop is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Careprost Plus Eye Drop may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Careprost Plus Eye Drop is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Careprost Plus Eye Drop may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Careprost Plus Eye Drop should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Careprost Plus Eye Drop may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Bimatoprost + Timolol combination eye drops are used for the treatment of open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension.
Bimatoprost + Timolol combination may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Keep the bottle tightly closed.
Do not use the drops after the expiry date (marked ‘Exp’) on the bottle and the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Stop using the bottle 4 weeks after first opening, to prevent infections. Medicines should not be disposed of via waste water or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.