Bimat Eye Drops (Bimatoprost)
What is Bimat Eye Drops (Bimatoprost) used for?
Bimat Eye Drops (Bimatoprost) are given to patients to treat glaucoma. It helps to reduce pressure in the eye by increasing the flow of fluids from the eye, thereby helping to prevent blindness. Apart from the above mentioned usage, it may also be used by patients with inadequate eyelashes. It works by promoting the growth of eyelashes, and helping to make them thicker, longer and darker. This medication has similarities to a naturally occurring chemical in the body, known as prostaglandin.
How should I use Bimat Eye Drops (Bimatoprost)?
If you are using Bimat Eye Drops (Bimatoprost) to treat glaucoma, you should apply the drops directly to the eye. Tilt your head backwards, and pull down the lower eyelid to form a pouch, and apply one drop to the pouch. Repeat for the other eye if necessary.
For patients using this product to help eyelash growth, the procedure is different. You should use an applicator brush, like the one available here. Before applying it, you should remove all make up and contact lenses. The medication is applied by drawing the applicator across the skin of the upper eyelid, from the inner part of the eyelash line to the outer part. Do not apply it directly to the eye. This medication should not be used on the lower eyelids. If you get any of it in the eye, it is not likely to cause any harm. You should use this medication as prescribed by your physician. If you are using it to help with the growth of your eyelashes, it may take up to 2 months for the full benefits to be noticed.
What are the side effects of Bimat Eye Drops (Bimatoprost)?
Some side effects which you may notice when using Bimat Eye Drops (Bimatoprost) include:
If you are using this product to treat glaucoma, and applying it directly to the eye, it may cause discoloration of the iris. This may be permanent. Consult your physician if this occurs. If you are applying it to the eyelid, you may notice hair growth on the skin surrounding the eyelid. This skin may also become discolored. However, you can minimize the risk of this occurring by wiping excess medication from the skin surrounding the eyelids.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Bimat Eye Drops (Bimatoprost). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.
* We also sell Eye Brush Applicators specially designed for applying this product to the eyebrows. Click here for more information.