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What is Careprost (Bimatoprost) used for?
Careprost (Bimatoprost) is an ophthalmic medication prescribed to patients suffering from open angle glaucoma or elevated pressure within the eye. It operates by increasing the amount of fluid that drains from the eye to reduce pressure alleviating pain, vision problems, or prevent future damage to the optic nerve. The solution may also be used to lengthen the eyelashes by using a specialized applicator. Your physician may prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Careprost (Bimatoprost)?
Follow your physician's instructions while using Careprost (Bimatoprost) to get the most effective results from treatment. It is normally administered once daily in the evening, but your particular instructions may differ based on your health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. Gently shake the bottle before each use to mix its contents and observe the solution to make sure it is not cloudy or discolored as this may indicate contamination. Tilt your head back slightly, pull down the lower lid of the eye being treated, and dispense one drop. Slowly close the eyelid to spread the medicine over the surface of the eye and keep it closed for ten seconds to allow it to be absorbed. Do not allow the tip of the bottle to touch any foreign surfaces as this may cause unexpected complications.
If you are using the solution to lengthen the eyelashes, you are recommended to use a specialized applicator. Apply a drop of bimatoprost to the applicator and brush it through the top lash of one eye. Repeat the process for the other eyelash using another applicator. You are recommended to use a new applicator for each lash and should only apply the medication to the upper eyelashes. It should also be noted that the medication should be applied daily as the lashes will return to their previous length after halting its use. Always ask your physician if you have any questions about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Careprost (Bimatoprost)?
The use of Careprost (Bimatoprost) may cause side effects in some patients including:
More serious side effects that may possibly require emergency medical attention are unusual vision changes, increased sensitivity to light, crusting, discharge from the eye, or severe swelling, pain, or irritation affecting the eye. Inform your physician about any symptoms you encounter that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your regiment to prevent further problems from occurring.
Always remove your contact lenses before using Careprost (Bimatoprost) to prevent possible complications that may occur. Do not begin using this medication if you are breastfeeding or under the age of eighteen. You should also inform your physician if you have closed angle glaucoma, neovascular glaucoma, inflammatory glaucoma, congenital glaucoma, asthma, conjunctivitis, chronic dry eyes, an artificial lens in the eye, no lens in the eye, diabetic retinopathy, eye inflammation, viral eye infections, hypotension, decreased kidney function, or severely decreased liver function. These conditions may cause complications during treatment requiring reduced dosages or other adjustments to your regiment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Careprost (Bimatoprost). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.
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