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Treating Ocular Hypertension and Eyelash Hypotrichosis

Bimatoprost is an ophthalmic drop. It can treat open-angle glaucoma that is usually found in people as they grow old. It can also treat ocular hypertension and eyelash hypotrichosis.

It is a prostaglandin analog.  Bimatoprost can stop the pain in the eye due to pressure. It can help prevent you from gradually losing your vision.  Bimatoprost works by lowering the pressure in the eye and increasing the outflow of aqueous fluids. Bimatoprost can help your eyelashes grow darker, thicker and longer too.

This medication is available only with your doctor’s prescription.

What are the uses of Bimatoprost?

Bimatoprost can do the following:

  1. Lower high eye pressure
  2. Treat glaucoma
  3. Reduce intraocular pressure
  4. Treat hypotrichosis

How does Bimatoprost works?

Bimatoprost lowers the eye pressure by increasing the outflow of aqueous fluids in the eye. It mimics the action of prostaglandin allowing the drainage of aqueous fluids to increase.

What is the dosage of Bimatoprost?

The recommended dose is one drop in the affected eye. It should be given preferably in the evening. The administration must not exceed more than once daily.

Bimatoprost effect starts roughly 4 hours after application. The maximum effect reaches within 8-12 hours.

What are the precautions in taking Bimatoprost?

  • Read the product label carefully.
  • Use the medication as directed.
  • Do not change your dose without your doctor’s prescription.
  • Do not stop the medication at any time.
  • Children younger than 16 years of age are not recommended to use this medication.
  • Check your eyesight and eye pressure often.
  • When using two different eye drops, wait for 5 minutes between administrations.
  • Remove contact lenses before using this medication. Then put the lens back after 15 minutes.
  • Do not miss a dose to get the most benefits. Wash your hands before application.
  • Tell your doctor if you have allergy.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any allergic reaction to this medication.
  • Limit your tobacco and alcohol intake
  • Inform your doctor if you are taking any other prescriptions.
  • Bimatoprost can cause changes in the color of iris. Talk to your doctor about it.
  • Your eyelashes can increase in thickness, length and number.

Costs of Bimatoprost

The generic Bimatoprost is cheaper than the brand named Lumigan. But both drugs have the same active ingredients. Bimatoprost 0.03%/3ml costs $22.50 per bottle. While the branded Lumigan 0.03%/3ml costs $179.49 per per bottle. To order Bimatoprost at Rx 2 Go Pharmacy, Click here!

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