Bimatoprost is indicated for Ocular hypertension, Open-angle glaucoma
Drugs for miotics and glaucoma
Bimatoprost is believed to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) in humans by increasing outflow of aqueous humor through both the trabecular meshwork and uveoscleral routes. Bimatoprost reduces the pressure in the eye by mimicking the action of a naturally-occuring prostaglandin. Prostaglandins are a group of chemicals found in many places in the body. In the eye, they increase the drainage of the aqueous humour out of the eyeball. Bimatoprost is a synthetic compound related to one of the natural prostaglandins, and works by increasing the drainage of aqueous humour out of the eyeball. Bimatoprost may also lower the rate of aqueous formation in the eye. Both these effects decrease the pressure within the eye.
Adult: Instill 1 drop into affected eye(s) once every night.
There is not known drug interactions and none well documented.
Common side effects are: Burning/stinging/irritation/ redness/discomfort of the eye, Feeling as if something is in your eye, Dry eyes, Watering eyes, Temporary unstable vision, Increased sensitivity to light, Dizziness.
Pregnancy Category C. Either studies in animals have revealed adverse effects on the fetus (teratogenic or embryocidal or other) and there are no controlled studies in women or studies in women and animals are not available. Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
May increase pigmentation of the iris, periorbital tissue and eyelashes. Active intraocular inflammation. Safety and efficacy have not been evaluated in the treatment of inflammatory, neovascular or angle closure glaucoma. Ensure at least an interval of 5 minutes between admin of ophthalmic preparations. Contact lenses should be removed prior to admin. Pregnancy, lactation.
Treatment is symptomatic.
Store at 2-25° C.