Without a Prescription
It is prescribed for a condition called open-angle glaucoma (a gradual increase of pressure in the eye).
It is typically prescribed after other remedies have caused problems or fail to work.
It lowers pressure by promoting drainage of the fluid (aqueous humor) that fills the eye.
Bimatoprost has been known to cause several changes in the appearance of the eyes.
Bimatoprost is an eye drop that combats high pressure inside the eyeball.
The color of the iris occasionally changes to brown, and the eyelids may darken.
The eyelashes may be affected, increasing in length, thickness, and number, and turning a darker shade.
These changes occur slowly, and may take months or years to notice.
They may be permanent, and are especially important for patients who will be using Bimatoprost in only one eye.
Bimatoprost side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
More common side effects may include:
- Visual disturbances;
- Swelling of the eyelids;
- Respiratory infections;
- Red eyelids;
- Itchy eyes;
- Growth of eyelashes;
- Feeling of a foreign body in the eye;
- Eye pain;
- Eye irritation;
- Excessive hair growth;
- Dry eyes;
- Darkening of the skin surrounding the eye;
- Darkening of eyelashes;
- Burning eyes;
Less common side effects may include:
- Sensitivity to light;
- Eye fatigue;
- Eye discharge;
- Changes in the color of the iris;
Bimatoprost is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you suffer any eye injury or are scheduled for eye surgery;
- If you have kidney disease or liver problems;
- If you develop any eye reactions, particularly inflamed eyelids;
- If it causes an allergic reaction;
Do not take Bimatoprost with any of the following drugs:
There is no information on interactions with other drugs.
The recommended dose is 1 drop in the affected eye or eyes once daily in the evening.
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.