| Bimatoprost ophthalmic
| Sun Pharmaceutical Ind.
What is Careprost?
Careprost works by lowering the pressure in the eye by increasing the flow of natural eye fluids out of the eye. The active ingredient bimatoprost ophthalmic belongs to a type of medication called prostaglandin analogs. Regulating eye pressure can help prevent blindness and treat certain types of glaucoma. Some people may also use the medication to thicken and lengthen eyelashes.
How is Careprost used?
Careprost should be applied to the affected eye as directed by a doctor, usually once daily in the evening. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the medication. To apply the eye drops, tilt the head back slightly and pull down on the lower eyelid to create a small pocket. Hold the dropper above the eye, squeeze out a drop of medication into the eye and close the eye. Gently press a finger on the inside corner of the eye for about 1 minute to keep the liquid from draining into the tear duct.
Patients using Careprost may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Change in color of the iris
- Itchy eyes
- Stinging or burning in the eyes
- Dry or watery eyes
- Eye discomfort
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Blurred vision
- Swelling of the eyelid
- Pink eye
- Increased sensitivity to light
- Discharge from the eye
- Vision changes
- Eye pain
Patients wearing contact lenses should remove the contact lenses and wait at least 15 minutes after applying the medication to put them back on.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Careprost is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.