Drug ID: 2d00000044
Drug Name: Bimatoprost
Generic Names: Intraprost (Eye) (3ml) | Bitoma | Lumigan | Careprost (Eye) (3ml) | Lumigan
Category: Miscellaneous Ophthalmics
Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug
Indication for Mother: Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Recommended Dose: The recommended dose is one drop in the affected eye(s) once daily in the evening.
Recommended In: 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.
Directions For Use: It comes as eye drops to instill into the affected eyes as directed by your physician.
Storage: Store it at 2° to 25°C.
Dosage Forms: Eye Drops
Side Effects: Eye - Itching, burning, sensitivity to light, redness, swelling, irritation, tearing, headache and dry eyes.
In Case of Overdose: No information is available on overdosage in humans. If overdose with bimatoprost ophthalmic solution occurs, treatment should be symptomatic.
Avoid If: 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.
Drug Interaction: No information available yet.