Bimatoprost belongs to a class of medications called prostaglandin analogues, which is used to treat glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition where the nerve in the eye is damaged, and is usually associated with increased eye pressure. Untreated glaucoma can affect your eyesight and cause blindness. Bimatoprost helps to lower the pressure in your eye by increasing drainage of fluid in the eye.
If these side effects happen and do not go away, check with your healthcare professional as soon as possible.
Iris darkening may occur due to gradual increase in the amount of brown pigment and result in permanent change in eye colour. This side effect is observed mainly in patients with mixed coloured irides, i.e. blue-brown, grey-brown, yellow-brown and green-brown.
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
• Proper use of eye drop
• For contact lens wearers, remove your contact lens before each application of medication.
• Do not stop using your medication without checking with your healthcare professional.
If you forget to use a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Then use your next dose at the usual time. Do not use two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Record the date opened on the eye drop bottle. Discard this medication one month after opening.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.
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