Lumigan (bimatoprost) is in a class of medications called prostaglandin analogs. Lumigan (bimatoprost) lowers pressure in the eye by increasing the amount of fluid that drains from the eye.
Lumigan eye drops are used to treat certain types of glaucoma and other causes of high pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma is caused by high pressure in your eye and can lead to pain from pressure in your eye and then can eventually harm your vision. This medicine can help you keep your sight by reducing the pressure in your eye and stopping eye pain.
Doctor's prescription is required to use this medicine.
Always use Lumigan as directed by your physician.
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
This medicine is only for use in the eye. The usual dose of Lumigan eye drops is 1 drop into the affected eye every evening.
Wash your hands before using the eye drops.
To apply the Lumigan eye drops:
• Tilt your head back slightly and pull down your lower eyelid to create a small pocket. Hold the dropper above the eye with the tip down. Look up and away from the dropper and squeeze out a drop.
• Close your eyes for 2 or 3 minutes with your head tipped down, without blinking or squinting. Gently press your finger to the inside corner of the eye for about 1 minute, to keep the liquid from draining into your tear duct.
• Wait at least 5 minutes before using any other eye drops your doctor has prescribed.
Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Always use Lumigan exactly as directed by your doctor.
Before using Lumigan, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or any other medications. Tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history. Tell your doctor about all the other prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking.
Do not use this medicine while wearing contact lenses. Lumigan may contain a preservative that can discolor soft contact lenses. Wait at least 15 minutes after using this medicine before putting in your contact lenses.
Do not allow the tip of the Lumigan eye dropper to touch any surface, including your eyes or hands. If the dropper becomes contaminated it could cause an infection in your eye, which can lead to vision loss or serious damage to the eye.
Do not use Lumigan eye drops if the liquid has changed color or has particles in it. Call your pharmacist for new medicine.
After using Lumigan, wait at least 5 minutes before using any other eye drops that your doctor has prescribed.
To make sure Lumigan is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
• swelling or infection in your eye;
• retinal detachment; or
• eye surgery or injury affecting the lens of your eye.
Lumigan is not approved for use by anyone younger than 16 years old.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
-Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
-Changes in vision
-Swollen or infected eyes or eyelids
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
-Burning, stinging, or discomfort immediately after using the solution
-Changes in eye, eyelash, or eyelid color
-Increased flow of tears
-Sensitivity of the eyes to light
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
What happens if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
What happens if I overdose?
An overdose of Lumigan is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of reach of children.
Store at room temperature.
Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
What should I avoid while using Lumigan?
Avoid using too much of this medicine, which can actually make it less effective in lowering the pressure inside the eye.