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lumigan bimatoprost

Lumigan Bimatoprost

Dosage And Administration

The recommended dosage is one drop in the affected eye(s) once daily in the evening. LUMIGAN® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.01% should not be administered more than once daily since it has been shown that more frequent administration of prostaglandin analogs may decrease the intraocular pressure lowering effect.

Reduction of the intraocular pressure starts approximately 4 hours after the first administration with maximum effect reached within approximately 8 to 12 hours.

LUMIGAN® 0.01% may be used concomitantly with other topical ophthalmic drug products to lower intraocular pressure. If more than one topical ophthalmic drug is being used, the drugs should be administered at least five.

What is Lumigan?

Lumigan (bimatoprost) lowers pressure in the eye by increasing the amount of fluid that drains from the eye.

Lumigan eye drops are used to treat certain types of glaucoma and other causes of high pressure inside the eye.

Lumigan may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Lumigan side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction ro Lumigan: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

eye swelling, redness, severe discomfort, crusting or drainage (may be signs of infection);

vision changes; or

red, swollen, or itchy eyelids.

Common Lumigan side effects may include:

eye redness.

Mechanism of Action

Bimatoprost is a prostamide, a synthetic structural analog of prostaglandin with ocular hypotensive activity. It selectively mimics the effects of naturally occurring substances called prostamides. Bimatoprost is believed to lower IOP in humans by increasing outflow of aqueous humor through both the trabecular meshwork and uveoscleral routes. Elevated IOP presents a major risk factor for glaucomatous field loss. The higher the level of IOP, the greater the likelihood of optic nerve damage and visual field loss. (from Lumigan Label)

How does it work?

Lumigan eye drops contain the active ingredient bimatoprost, which is a type of medicine called a prostaglandin analogue. It is used to lower pressure within the eyeball.

The pressure within the eyeball is naturally maintained by a continuous flow of liquid called aqueous humour through the eyeball. Aqueous humour is produced by a part of the eye called the ciliary body. It drains out of the eyeball through channels called the trabecular meshwork. If the outflow of aqueous humour is blocked, the aqueous humour builds up inside the eye, increasing the pressure within the eyeball. This pressure needs to be reduced, as otherwise it can damage the optic nerve and impair vision as a result.

Bimatoprost reduces the pressure in the eye by mimicking the action of a naturally-occuring prostaglandin. Prostaglandins are a group of natural body chemicals found in many places in the body. In the eye, they increase the drainage of the aqueous humour out of the eyeball. Bimatoprost is a synthetic compound related to one of the natural prostaglandins. It works by increasing the drainage of aqueous humour out of the eyeball. This decreases the pressure within the eye. Bimatoprost is used to lower raised pressure in the eye, for example in glaucoma.

How do I use it?

Lumigan eye drops come in multi-dose bottles that contain the preservative benzalkonium chloride and in single-dose vials that do not contain a preservative. The multi-dose bottles can be used for four weeks after they are first opened. The single-dose vials are for single use only. They contain enough solution to put one drop in each eye if needed. Any drops remaining in these vials after use should be disposed of and not kept for future use.

Wash your hands before using the eye drops.

If you wear contact lenses, you should remove them before putting in these eye drops. You should wait at least 15 minutes after using the drops before putting your contact lenses back in.

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