Careprost Plus Eye Drops (Bimatoprost/Timolol Maleate)
What is Careprost Plus Eye Drops (Bimatoprost/Timolol Maleate) used for?
Careprost Plus (Bimatoprost/Timolol Maleate) is an ophthalmic medication prescribed to treat patients with open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. The medication increases the amount of fluid drained from the eye to reduce increased pressure within the eye. This action can reduce symptoms associated with this condition such as pain, vision loss, or potential damage to the optic nerve. It may also be applied directly to the eyelashes using an applicator brush to increase their length and thickness. Your doctor may prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Careprost Plus Eye Drops (Bimatoprost/Timolol Maleate)?
Careprost Plus Eye Drops (Bimatoprost/Timolol Maleate) are normally applied to the affected eye once daily, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be administered by gently shaking the bottle to mix its contents, tilting your head back, pulling down the lower lid of the eye being treated, holding the bottle above one eye, and dispensing one drop into the eye. Slowly close the eye to spread the medication and keep it closed for thirty seconds to allow enough time for it to be absorbed. Observe the medication prior to each use to make sure it is not cloud or discoloured as this may indicate contamination.
What are the side effects of Careprost Plus Eye Drops (Bimatoprost/Timolol Maleate)?
Some patients using Careprost Plus Eye Drops (Bimatoprost/Timolol Maleate) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include increased sensitivity to light, changes in vision, swelling or pain surrounding the eye, oozing, or discharge from the eye. These conditions may require lower dosages or reduced frequency of administration to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Careprost Plus Eye Drops (Bimatoprost/Timolol Maleate) should not be used by patients who are breastfeeding or under the age of eighteen. You are also suggested to inform your doctor if you have asthma, risk of swelling of the back of the eye, closed angle glaucoma, congenital glaucoma, inflammatory glaucoma, neovascular glaucoma, conjunctivitis, dry eyes, no lens in the eye, hypotension, reduced liver function, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your treatment. Always remove your contact lenses before using this medication.
Strictly use Careprost Plus Eye Drops (Bimatoprost/Timolol Maleate) 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 Plus Eye Drops (Bimatoprost/Timolol Maleate) 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.
* We also sell Eye Brush Applicators specially designed for applying this product to the eyelash. Click here for more information.