All You Needed To Know About Bimatoprost

What is Bimatoprost? What’s its Mechanism of Action?

Bimatoprost is a synthetic medication that has been designed to mimic the effects of prostaglandins that is naturally occurring in the body. It is used to minimize the intraocular pressure (IOP) and stimulating growth of eyelashes. It reduces the intraocular pressure by boosting the production of acqueous humor from the human eye. It causes increased growth of the eyelashes by promoting and increasing the duration of the growth phase. While many people. Especially beauty enthusiasts have been yearning for a solution to their demand for naturally long eyelashes, the good news is that Bimatoprost came in strongly to support their dream. The Food and Drugs Agency added the drug to the list of approved drugs in March 2001.

Under what Brands Does Bimatoprost Trade?

The common Bimatoprost brands are Latisse, Lumigan. The drug is not a generic one so you can be sure that the drug is top-grade. However, it is a prescription drug, meaning that you will need a prescription from an accredited doctor for you to buy or use Bimatoprost.

The Side effects of bimatoprost

• Here are some of the common side effects of this drug:
• Itching of the eyes
• Increased growth of the eyelashes
• Irritation of the eyes
• Dryness of the eyes
• Redness of the eye
• Darkening of the eye lash and the skin around the eyes.
• It can also cause growth of a permanent brown pigment around the colored section of the eye.

What is the Right Dosage for Bimatoprost?

The generally recommended dosage for intraocular pressure is a single drop of Lugan put in the affected eye once daily. It is preferred the medication in the evening. By increasing the frequency of application, you can significantly reduce the IOP effect. You should expect to notice the effects after fours of application, but the full effect can be felt in 8-12 hours. Doctors recommend one drop of Latisse 0.03% for maximum increase in the growth of eyelashes. Use an applicator to achieve an even spread along the skin around the upper eyelid.

Drug Interactions with Bimatoprost

You should administer the drug at least five minutes either before or after applying any other eye medications
Using this drug to increase growth of eyelashes may cause prostaglandin effects caused by those drugs used to treat Intraocular Pressure

This medication contains Benzalkonium chloride, whose absorption by contact lens is possible. Therefore, it is recommended to remove contact lenses before applying the drug. You can resume using your contact lenses 15 minutes after the application of the drug.

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