What is Careprost (Bimatoprost) used for?
Careprost (Bimatoprost) is an ophthalmic medication prescribed for the treatment of open angle glaucoma. The solution operates by increasing the drainage of fluid from the eye to reduce intraocular pressure. This action can reduce symptoms associated with this condition including eye pain or reduced vision. The solution may also be used to lengthen and thicken the eyelashes by applying them directly to the eyelash. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Careprost (Bimatoprost)?
Careprost (Bimatoprost) should always be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. Most patients are prescribed one daily administration in the evening, but your particular instructions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. To administer the medicine tilt your head back slightly, remove your contact lenses, gently pull down the lower lid of the eye being treated, and administer one drop into the pouch that is formed. Slowly close the eyelid to spread the medicine and keep it closed for fifteen to thirty seconds to allow it to be absorbed. If you are using the medication on your eyelashes, it is suggested to use a specialized applicator. Only one applicator should be used per lash and only the upper eyelash should be treated. Observe the medication before each use to make sure it is not cloudy or discoloured as this may indicate contamination. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Careprost (Bimatoprost)?
The use of Careprost (Bimatoprost) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any serious or worrying symptoms such as severe headaches, intense eye pain, crusting or discharge from the eye, swelling surrounding the eye, or blurry vision. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or immediate medical attention in serious or life threatening situations to prevent further complications from occurring.
Careprost (Bimatoprost) should not be administered to patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under the age of eighteen. You are also suggested to inform your doctor if you have closed angle glaucoma, conjunctivitis, no lens in the eye, an artificial lens in the eye, a viral eye inflection, hypotension, arthritis, severely reduced liver function, or reduced kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected health complications requiring alterations to your regimen.
Strictly use Careprost (Bimatoprost) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Careprost (Bimatoprost) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.