Lumigan (Bimatoprost) belongs to a class of medications called prostaglandin analogs. Lumigan (Bimatoprost) helps treating glaucoma and ocular hypertension (high pressure) in the eye. This medication works by lowering pressure in the eye by increasing the flow of natural eye fluids out of the eye.
Doctor's prescription is required to use this medicine.
Always use Lumigan (Bimatoprost) as directed by your physician.
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. This medicine comes with patient instructions. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.
Lumigan (Bimatoprost) comes as a solution (liquid) to instill in the eye. It is usually instilled in the affected eye(s) once a day. Do not stop using this medication without talking to your doctor. Follow your doctor's dosing instructions very carefully.
Wash your hands before using the eye drops.
To apply the Lumigan eye drops:
• Tilt your head back slightly and pull down your lower eyelid to create a small pocket. Hold the dropper above the eye with the tip down. Look up and away from the dropper and squeeze out a drop.
• Close your eyes for 2 or 3 minutes with your head tipped down, without blinking or squinting. Gently press your finger to the inside corner of the eye for about 1 minute, to keep the liquid from draining into your tear duct.
• Wait at least 5 minutes before using any other eye drops your doctor has prescribed.
Do not use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Always use Lumigan (Bimatoprost) exactly as directed by your doctor.
Before using Lumigan (Bimatoprost), tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or any other medications. Tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history. Tell your doctor about all the other prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking.
Do not use this medicine while wearing contact lenses. Lumigan may contain a preservative that can discolor soft contact lenses. Wait at least 15 minutes after using this medicine before putting in your contact lenses.
Do not touch the tip of the eye dropper or place it directly on your eye. A contaminated dropper can infect your eye, which could lead to serious vision problems.
Do not use Lumigan eye drops if the liquid has changed color or has particles in it. Call your pharmacist for new medicine.
To make sure Lumigan is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
• swelling or infection in your eye;
• retinal detachment; or
• eye surgery or injury affecting the lens of your eye.
Lumigan is not approved for use by anyone younger than 16 years old.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:
Common Lumigan side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Instill the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not instill a double dose to make up for a missed one.
What happens if I overdose?
An overdose of Lumigan is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of reach of children.
Store the medicine at room temperature.
Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
What should I avoid while taking this medication?
Avoid using too much of this medicine, which can actually make it less effective in lowering the pressure inside the eye.