Bimatoprost is an eye solution meant to treat many problems related to eye diseases. People are suffering from various health conditions nowadays and eyes are no exception to it. In fact, eyes are more susceptible to environment conditions like pollution, allergies, heat and dust. One of the conditions which many of us face at some point of time in life is Glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition in which the fluid gets accumulated in the eyes building up pressure in eyes which gradually results in loss of vision. Falling of eyelashes is also one of the eye diseases, many suffer from. Bimatoprost eye drops helps in solving both these eye disorders of glaucoma and falling of eyelashes successfully. These eye drops reduce the pressure in the eyes by flowing out the built up liquid in the eyes. This takes care of the unnecessary pressure in the eyes from the fluid. It is a prescribed medicine for glaucoma. Applying Bimatoprost solution on eyelashes also checks the condition of falling eyelashes. The continued application of Bimatoprost solution will help to grow thick and long eyelashes. Still, we recommend checking with the doctor before using it.
How to administer the drug for optimum results? How to use the drug for best results?
Bimatoprost should be taken only on the advice of the doctor. To get the maximum benefit of the drug it is better that the drug should be taken as advised by the doctor. Do not self medicate and do not take drug as per your convenience. Wrong medication can aggravate the symptoms. Bimatoprost is to be administered only once a day. Never repeat the drug with in span of 24 hours. It is optimal that the drug should be taken on the scheduled time, preferably in the evening. Drug should be administered in regular interval of time. It is better not to change the time of the drug as it can slow down the working of the drug. One could expect 8 to 12 hours to see the result of the drug. One should not stop the medication on their own. It is better to complete the full course of the drug. Before stopping the medication it is better to check with the doctor. In case you are using any other eye drops with Bimatoprost for any other eye disease it is advised to keep a gap of 5 minutes before both the dosages.
How to instill Bimatoprost eye drops?
One should follow the below steps to instil Bimatoprost eye drops in eyes. It is important to maintain complete hygiene while handling Bimatoprost solutions. Eyes are one of the most delicate organs hence to be treated with utmost care. We suggest that you wash your hands properly before using the eye solution. Check if the dropper is working properly and eye drops are flowing smoothly out of it. Do not touch the dropper tip with hand to avoid any kind of contamination of the drug. In case you are wearing contact lenses please remove them before instilling the drops into eyes as chemical present in Bimatoprost can damage the lenses. You can wear the lenses fifteen minutes after administering the drug. To put the drops into eyes easily, tilt your head backward and make a pouch of the eye by pulling the lower eyelid downward so that you can create enough space to put the eye drops easily into eyes. If doctor has suggested two drops to instil, it is better to keep a gap of five minutes in each eye drop. After using the Bimatoprost lock the cap of the bottle tightly to save it from contamination. Wash off any solutions in hand immediately. In case you miss the dose, don’t panic, just instil the drops. Although, we recommend avoiding the dose in case it is nearing the second dose time. Please do not change the timing of the dose frequently as it can slow down the working of the drug. And do not overdose as it can be very harmful for your eyes. By mistake if you have overdosed yourself please consult the doctor.
Some important points to remember before using Bimatoprost eye drops.
Bimatoprost, Cyclosporine and Brimonidine Tartrate are drugs which can react with other drugs. Therefore, it is highly advised to inform your doctor in case you are taking some other medicine. Pregnant women or women who are planning pregnancy should check with doctor if they can use this drug or not. Breastfeeding mother should also consult the doctor before taking this drug. In case you are treating any other medical condition and are using any other drug please check if both the medicine are compatible in nature. In case you are taking any herbal or health supplement please check if any of the ingredients do not react with Bimatoprost. In case you are planning eye surgery in near future please check the safety of this drug. In case you are having any other kind of glaucoma like narrow angle glaucoma, please check with a doctor before using this drug. Make sure you are not allergic to Bimatoprost
Side effects of Bimatoprost
It is very rare that one sees any serious side effects of Bimatoprost eye drops. Some of the common side effects of the drugs are itchiness, dryness, redness of eyes, headache and tear production. These are very regular symptoms and do not need any medical attention. They go away on their own without any medication. In case you are allergic to Bimatoprost or any other medicine please inform your doctor.
Some of the severe side effects are breathing problem, severe itching, and swelling of mouth, lips and tongue, dizziness, vomiting, chest pain. In case of such emergencies, do not neglect the symptoms and visit your doctor immediately. In case you are allergic to any component of Bimatoprost do not use it. As it causes dizziness sometimes so we advise you not to drive after taking this drug. Do not change the dosage on your own. Complete your dosage as directed and keep up the appointments with your doctor regularly
Storage of the drug
Bimatoprost is a prescription drug so should be treated very carefully. Bimatoprost should be kept in room temperature and should be stored in cool dark place, away from direct sunlight and heat. It should be stored away from the reach of the children. Please check the expiry date of the drug and if expired should be disposed off carefully, as per the directions.