Lumigan (Bimatoprost)

What is Lumigan?

Lumigan is a potent medication, prescribed for patients with increased pressure inside the eyes. The treatment increases the fluid amount that drains from eyes, producing a desirable effect and reducing eye pressure. These potent eye drops are used to cure glaucoma and multiple other conditions, caused by high optical pressure.


Recommendations for Use

Lumigan should not be used on lenses, as drops can damage them and discolor them. Do not put contact lenses within 15-20 minutes after the medication usage. Lumigan should be taken right as prescribed by a healthcare provider. Follow all the recommendations and directions to make the treatment course effective and safe. Do not change the advised dose and intake periodicity. Never use Lumigan longer than it was prescribed. Most frequently it is taken in the evening, before going to bed. Stick to the rules of usage if your doctor does not tell you otherwise. Before using the eye drops, wash your hands carefully to prevent an infection. Never touch the eye tip, as you can infect an eye and cause severe complications. Inform your healthcare professional about any kind of eye injury you have or other abnormalities before the beginning of the treatment course.

Do not adjust or change the dose on your own. If you have missed one intake, take it when you remember, though do not increase the number of drops for the next scheduled intake to avoid the medicine overuse and all the side effects caused by it.

Precautions and Contraindications

BAs Lumigan produces a drastic effect on the eye, it should be taken only after doctors approval. Tell your doctor about all the health problems you have, including infection or swelling of an eye, uveitis and other eye problems. Do not take Lumigan if you are allergic to its active component - Bimatoprost. Refrain from the treatment course if you are pregnant or breastfeeding to avoid possible negative impact on the health of an unborn or nursing child. The medication should not be taken by patients younger than 16 years old.

Drug Interactions

Do not forget to mention the medications you are taking when consulting your healthcare provider. Other oral drugs or supplements can contribute to Bimatoprost produced in the eyes, thus, change the effect of the medication. However, Lumigan can positively interact with a great number of diverse drugs, so consult your doctor before the intake. Ensure a high safety level of both treatment courses you take.

Side Effects

The cases of minor side effects have been reported, including eye redness and mild eye pain. Though, it serves a normal reaction of the organism to the new medication. On the other hand, the drug misuse and overuse are more dangerous and can cause multiple, more severe complications, such as allergic reactions (hives, itching, swelling, problems breathing, etc.), pain around or in the eye, redness, itching, pain, boosted sensitivity of the eye to light, blurred vision and different vision changes, discharge from the eye and others. Seek emergency medical aid once you have noticed any of these complications.