Lumigan and/or Equivalents
|Drug||Related Drug Names|
|Lumigan 0.01% and/or Equivalents||Lumigan Drops, Lumigan RC Drops|
|Lumigan 0.03% and/or Equivalents||Bimatoprost, Lumigan, Lumigan UDV, Vistitan|
Lumigan Drug Description
Lumigan is a drug in the form of eye drops, which is primarily used to treat symptoms of glaucoma. This eye drop also helps to decrease pressure in the eyes by increasing the amount of fluid that is drained in your eyes. Although it is basically used as a medicine for glaucoma, this drug is also prescribed for the growth of healthy and new eyelashes. It promotes the length, volume and color of eyelashes.
The active ingredient in Lumigan is bimatoprost ophthalmic solution. This eye drop is used to treat patients with ocular hypertension as well as open angle glaucoma. This eye drop is also used to relieve pain caused in the eyes due to pressure by lowering the intraocular pressure. Pressure is caused in the eyes due to glaucoma and this can ultimately lead to loss of vision. If you wear contact lenses, make sure you remove them before you administer these drops on your eyes. You can wear your lenses 15 minutes after you have administered the drops in your eyes. This eye drop will be available only if your doctor prescribes it to you.
Conditions treated by Lumigan
This drug is used to treat the following conditions, Glaucoma, Relieves pressure from the eyes and the pain caused due to pressure, Promotes the healthy growth of eyelashes.
Lumigan Dosage information
a.) Typical Dosage Recommendations
It is available in two dosages of bimatoprost ophthalmic solution- 0.01% and 0.03%. The dosage of this medicine depends upon the medical conditions of the patient. The doctor will advise on the process of administering the drops to your eyes. Maintain a regular time of administering the drops.
b.) Missing a Dose
If you miss a dose of the drug, use it as soon as you remember it. Wait for the next dose of the drops if the time for the next dose is fast approaching. Do not take the missed dose in this case.
Consult your doctor immediately if you realize that there has been a case of overdose. There are no severe side effects of overdose of this drug.
Handling the container is of utmost importance. Make sure that there is no contact with the tip of the container. You should not touch the tip and neither should it come in contact with your eyes. Make sure that there is no contamination of the tip as it could lead to serious problems for your eyes. Wash your hands with soap and dry them out completely before and after administering the drops to your eyes. Remember to remove your contact lenses before you administer the drops to your eyes as the chemicals in the drops can be absorbed by the soft contact lenses.
Make it a point to tell your doctor or physician if you are allergic to anything. Clearly specify your medical history to your doctor when he/she is prescribing Lumigan to you, especially if you have undergone any surgery in your eyes or if you have suffered any trauma or injury in your eyes. Some medical conditions of the eye can get worsened if this drug is used which is why it is necessary to tell your doctor your complete medical history. This drug is not suitable for you if you are pregnant or if you are planning to become pregnant. Mothers who are breast feeding their children should also stay away from Lumigan. Never administer the eye drop without the prior consultation of a doctor.
The most common side effect of Lumigan is the change of color n the eyes. It has been reported that the color in the iris changes to a brownish color. This discoloration may last for several months. Since Lumigan is used as a treatment to increase the volume of eyelashes, you may notice an increase in the thickness of your eyelashes upon using this drug. This effect will reduce if the eye drops are not administered regularly. Do not discontinue the usage of this drug without consulting your doctor.
Lumigan Side effects
Lumigan can produce some side effects. Here is a list of some of the side effects that may occur after using Lumigan:
- Change in color of the eye
- Parts of the iris in the eye or sometimes the entire iris may start turning brown
- Disturbance in perception of color
- Difficulty in seeing at night
- Halo around light
- Oversensitivity to bright colors or lights
- Blurred vision
- Double vision
- Dryness in eyes
- Swelling, pain and redness in the eyes, inner lining of eyes or in the eyelid
- Burning sensation or itching sensation in eyes
- Tunnel vision
As soon as you realize that you are experiencing any sort of difficulty after using Lumigan, consult your doctor immediately. Some of the above mentioned side effects are minor and does not need serious medical attention. Your body will take some time in adjusting to the new eye drop. Therefore, do not get too panic stricken if you are facing any difficulty after this eye drop. However, it is advisable that you speak to your doctor whenever you experience any side effect after using Lumigan.
Possible Drug interactions with Lumigan
Lumigan is known to react with some other types of medicines and other substances which is why you should tell your doctor if you are already taking other medicines, especially eye drops. If you are expected to take more than two eye drops a day, one of them being Lumigan, make sure that you have at least a time gap of five minutes while administering the drops to your eyes. This will prevent the latter eye drop from washing away the former drug from your eyes. In case you are expected to take more than one eye drop, your doctor will adjust the dosage of the eye drops. It is advisable not to consume other types of medicines, alcohol, and certain types of food when you are using Lumigan. It is also not advisable to smoke when you are using Lumigan. These may have a severe effect on your eyes.
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Notice: The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.