What is Lumigan eye drops used for?
Lumigan (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) eye drops is prescribed to manage the high pressure inside the eye. This is commonly associated with open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. High pressure in the eye can eventually lead to blindness if left untreated.
Lumigan works by allowing water to drain from the eye as part of its regular function. If water builds up it can increase the pressure causing blindness.
Lumigan Eye Drops Information
When discussing Lumigan Eye Drops with your doctor, they will likely provide instructions and describe its potential side effects. The manufacturer also provides a drug information leaflet included in the packaging. When you buy Lumigan eye drops online from Canada, we send it in the manufacturer’s packaging.
The usual dose is one drop in each affected eye. If you wear contact lenses remove them before using Lumigan. Soft lenses can absorb the medication. Wait 15 minutes after taking your dose before replacing them.
Wash your hands before using the product. Do not let the dropper touch other surfaces and do not let it touch your eye lenses to avoid contamination and damage to the eye.
You do not need to wash or rinse the dropper after use. Simply put it back when you are done. If you are taking other drops to manage symptoms, wait 5 minutes before using a different eye medication.
Lumigan needs to be taken consistently to get the most benefit from it. Do not stop taking it once your symptoms improve.If you happen to miss a dose, take it when you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed one and continue your schedule. Taking too much medication will not hasten treatment and can lead to side effects.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing. It may harm the fetus or contaminate breast milk. This can be used to treat other conditions and symptoms. If it is unclear why you are taking lumigan, talk to your doctor to explain what condition it is meant to treat.
Do not share this medication with others even if they have similar symptoms. This may not be a relevant treatment if they have not consulted a doctor.
Before using Lumigan Eye Drops, It is important to disclose all your current medications, (including prescription medications) with your doctor to prevent allergic reactions or adverse interactions. They may have to determine if the interaction is worth the benefit of using both drugs or if your therapeutic plan needs to be changed.
Lumigan eye drops has known side effects. This is not a complete list and includes frequently reported adverse events. If you experience any signs and symptoms of serious side effects when taking Lumigan, talk to your doctor or emergency care.
Report side effects with Lumigan to your doctor. If you find them unmanageable call your doctor or pharmacist for medical advice about side effects. When you buy Lumigan eye drops online from Canada, we have a pharmacist that can provide counselling on side effects.
- fever or chills
- overbright appearance of lights
- dry eyes
- redness of the white part of eyes or inside of the eyelids
- Body aches or pain
- difficulty seeing at night
- redness, burning, dry, or itching eyes
- loss of vision
- night blindness
- bloody eye
- halos around lights
- change in color vision
- increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
- increase in hair growth
- disturbed color perception
- feeling of having something in the eye
- lack or loss of strength
- eye discharge or excessive tearing
- color changes in the skin around the eyes
- double vision
- nasal congestion
- redness, pain, swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
- Darkening of the eyelashes
- tunnel vision
- difficulty with breathing
- sore throat
- loss of voice
- runny nose
- ear congestion
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- blurred or decreased vision
- eye color changes
- eye strain
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DISCLAIMER: The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. Any prescription drug use needs to be approved by your doctor. Do not avoid or ignore any advice provided by your physician in favor of what is written here. Always consult with a pharmacist or doctor before taking this medication and seek counselling if you have any questions or concerns about your medication. We do have a pharmacist on staff if your doctor is unavailable to provide medical advice when you buy Lumigan eye drops online from Canada.