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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 should I watch for while using this medicine?

This medicine may cause your eyelids and the colored part of your eye to get darker. Your eyelids may return to their normal color several weeks or months after you stop using this medicine. The change in the colored part of the eye may be permanent.

You may experience hair growth on other areas of the skin that this medicine frequently touches. You can reduce the chances of this happening by blotting away any excess medicine with a tissue or other absorbent material. There may be a difference in eyelash length, thickness, fullness, color, number of eyelash hairs, and/ or direction of eyelash growth between eyes. This will usually go away if you stop using this medicine.

If you wear contact lenses, take them out before using this medicine. Contact lenses may be put back in after 15 minutes.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

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):

  • changes in eye, eyelash, or eyelid color
  • dry eyes
  • red, itchy eyes

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store this medicine between 2 and 25 degrees C (36 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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