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Generic: bimatoprost topical ophthalmic
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It is used on the upper eyelashes to increase their growth
               



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What is this medicine?

BIMATOPROST (bi MA toe prost) is used on the upper eyelashes to increase their growth. It helps make eyelashes longer, thicker, and darker.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • eye inflammation
  • glaucoma
  • macular edema
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to bimatoprost, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is only for use on the skin of the upper eyelid margins at the base of the eyelashes. Do not use in the eye or on the lower eyelid. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash face and remove makeup and contact lenses before use. Use the applicators supplied with your medicine to apply the drops. Use a different applicator for each eye; do not use each applicator more than once. Do not touch the tip of the dropper or applicator. After applying 1 drop of solution to the applicator, evenly apply along the skin of the upper eyelid margin at the base of the eyelashes. Blot excess medicine with a tissue or absorbant cloth. Use your doses at regular intervals. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. If you are using another eye product, wait at least 5 minutes between use of this medicine and the other eye product.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What 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, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • medicines used in the eye to treat glaucoma or high eye pressure (i.e., Lumigan, latanoprost, travoprost or unoprostone)

               
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