How does this medication work? What will it do for me?
Is an eye solution of bimatoprost used on eyelashes. It works by increasing the growth of eyelashes including increasing their length, thickness, and darkness. The effect of this medication is generally not noticeable until it has been used continuously for 2 months. The effect of this medication is not permanent. If you stop using this medication, your eyelashes will gradually return to their original appearance.
How should I use this medication?
The recommended dose of bimatoprost eye solution is one drop (using the provided disposable applicator), applied once daily at night to the upper eyelid margin of each eye, at the base of the eyelashes.
Who should NOT take this medication?
Bimatoprost eye solution should not be used by anyone who is allergic to bimatoprost or to any of the ingredients of the medication. As well if you are pregnant or breastfeeding it is not recommended you use this medication.
What side effects are possible with this medication?
– blurry vision (temporary)
– burning, dryness, itching, redness of the eye
– darkening of eyelid skin colour
– eye irritation
– redness of eyelids
Are there any other precautions or warnings for this medication?
Contamination of the bottle or applicators: It is very important to not allow the tip of the bottle to contact the eye or any other surface in order to avoid contaminating the solution. A fresh applicator should be used with each application of the medication.
Eye changes: Bimatoprost eye solution may cause eyelid skin darkening, which is usually reversible after the medication is stopped. When this medication is instilled directly into the eye to treat increased eye pressure, it can cause darkening of the iris (the coloured part of the eye), which is usually permanent. Colour changes occurred less frequently when this medication was applied to the eyelid margins.
Eye conditions: People with certain types of eye conditions (e.g., uveitis, certain lens problems) should discuss with their doctor how this medication may affect their medical condition, how their medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed. If you develop any eye infections, eyelid reaction, or eye pain while using this medication, contact your doctor immediately.
Eyelash changes: Eyelash changes may not be the same for each eye. There may be differences in the length, thickness, darkening, or number of eyelashes, and the direction of eyelash growth. Hair growth outside the treatment area: Increased hair growth can occur in areas where this medication comes in repeated contact with. It is important to apply this medication only to the skin of the upper eyelid margins at the base of the eyelashes with the provided applicator, and to carefully blot any excess medication from the eyelid margin.