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BIMATOPROST solution/ drops


  1. What Is Hypotrichosis Of The Eyelashes?
  2. What Is Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution?
  3. Who Should Not Take Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution?
  4. Are There Any Special Warnings Associated With Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution Use?
  5. Who Should I Tell That I Am Using Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution?
  6. What Should I Do If I Get Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution In My Eye?
  7. What Are The Possible Side Effects Of Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution?
  8. How Do I Use Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution?
  9. Active Ingredient:
  10. Inactive Ingredients:
  11. Patient Information
  12. Manufactured By:

What Is Hypotrichosis Of The Eyelashes? 

Hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.

What Is Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution? 

Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker.

Who Should Not Take Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution? 

Do not use bimatoprost ophthalmic solution if you are allergic to one of its ingredients.

Are There Any Special Warnings Associated With Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution Use? 

Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution is intended foruse on the skin of the upper eyelid margins at the base of the eyelashes. Refer to Illustration 2 below.DO NOT APPLYto the lower eyelid. If you are using Lumiganor other products in the same class for elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), or if you have a history of abnormal IOP, you should only use bimatoprost ophthalmic solution under the close supervision of your physician.

Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution use may cause darkening of the eyelid skin which may be reversible. Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution use may also cause increased brown pigmentation of the colored part of the eye which is likely to be permanent.

It is possible for hair growth to occur in other areas of your skin that bimatoprost ophthalmic solution frequently touches. Any excess solution outside the upper eyelid margin should be blotted with a tissue or other absorbent material to reduce the chance of this from happening. It is also possible for a difference in eyelash length, thickness, fullness, pigmentation, number of eyelash hairs, and/or direction of eyelash growth to occur between eyes. These differences, should they occur, will usually go away if you stop using bimatoprost ophthalmic solution.

Who Should I Tell That I Am Using Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution? 

You should tell your physician you are using bimatoprost ophthalmic solution especially if you have a history of eye pressure problems.

You should also tell anyone conducting an eye pressure screening that you are using bimatoprost ophthalmic solution.

What Should I Do If I Get Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution In My Eye? 

Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution is an ophthalmic drug product. Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution is not expected to cause harm if it gets into the eye proper. Do not attempt to rinse your eye in this situation.

What Are The Possible Side Effects Of Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution? 

The most common side effects after using bimatoprost ophthalmic solution are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. This was reported in approximately 4% of patients. Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution may cause other less common side effects which typically occur on the skin close to where bimatoprost ophthalmic solution is applied, or in the eyes. These include skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, and redness of the eyelids.

If you develop a new ocular condition (e.g., trauma or infection), experience a sudden decrease in visual acuity, have ocular surgery, or develop any ocular reactions, particularly conjunctivitis and eyelid reactions, you should immediately

If you stop using bimatoprost ophthalmic solution, your eyelashes are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.

Any eyelid skin darkening is expected to reverse after several weeks to months.

Any darkening of the colored part of the eye known as the iris is NOT expected to reverse and is likely permanent.

How Do I Use Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution? 

The recommended dosage is one application nightly to the skin of the upper eyelid margin at the base of the eyelashes only.

Once nightly, start by ensuring your face is clean, makeup and contact lenses are removed. Remove an applicator from its tray. Then, holding the sterile applicator horizontally, place one drop of bimatoprost ophthalmic solution on the area of the applicator closest to the tip but not on the tip (

Active Ingredient: 

bimatoprost

Inactive Ingredients: 

benzalkonium chloride, citric acid, purified water, sodium chloride and sodium phosphate dibasic. Sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid may be added to adjust pH. The pH during its shelf life ranges from 6.8 to 7.8.

Lumiganis a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.

Manufactured by Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
Fort Worth, Texas 76134 for
Sandoz Inc.
Princeton, NJ 08540

Rev. September 2019

Patient Information 

17.1 Potential for Pigmentation

Advise patients about the potential for increased brown pigmentation of the iris, which may be permanent. Also inform patients about the possibility of eyelid skin darkening, which may be reversible after discontinuation of bimatoprost ophthalmic solution, 0.03%.

17.2 Potential for Eyelash Changes

Inform patients of the possibility of eyelash and vellus hair changes in the treated eye during treatment with bimatoprost ophthalmic solution, 0.03%. These changes may result in a disparity between eyes in length, thickness, pigmentation, number of eyelashes or vellus hairs, and/or direction of eyelash growth. Eyelash changes are usually reversible upon discontinuation of treatment.

17.3 Handling the Container

Instruct patients to avoid allowing the tip of the dispensing container to contact the eye, surrounding structures, fingers, or any other surface in order to avoid contamination of the solution by common bacteria known to cause ocular infections. Serious damage to the eye and subsequent loss of vision may result from using contaminated solutions.

17.4 When to Seek Physician Advice

Advise patients that if they develop an intercurrent ocular condition (e.g., trauma or infection), have ocular surgery, or develop any ocular reactions, particularly conjunctivitis and eyelid reactions, they should immediately seek their physician's advice concerning the continued use of bimatoprost ophthalmic solution, 0.03%.

17.5 Use with Contact Lenses

Advise patients that bimatoprost ophthalmic solution, 0.03% contains benzalkonium chloride, which may be absorbed by soft contact lenses. Contact lenses should be removed prior to instillation of bimatoprost ophthalmic solution, 0.03% and may be reinserted 15 minutes following its administration.

17.6 Use with Other Ophthalmic Drugs

Advise patients that if more than one topical ophthalmic drug is being used, the drugs should be administered at least five (5) minutes between applications.

Marketed by:

Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Baltimore, Maryland 21202

United States

Manufactured By: 

Lupin Limited

Pithampur (M.P.) - 454 775

India

March 2015 ID#: 239313



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