LUMIGAN® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.01% is used for the
reduction of high eye pressure, also called intraocular pressure (IOP), in people
with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
Important Safety Information
LUMIGAN® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.01% can cause increased
brown coloring of the iris, which may be permanent. LUMIGAN® 0.01%
can cause darkening of the eyelid skin and eyelashes, which may be reversible after
treatment is stopped. The long-term effects of increased dark coloring are not known.
LUMIGAN® 0.01% may slowly increase the growth and thickness of eyelashes,
which are usually reversible after treatment is stopped.
Prostaglandin analogs, including bimatoprost, have been reported to cause inflammation
inside the eye. Also, treatment with LUMIGAN® 0.01% may make existing
Macular edema (swelling of the macula), including cystoid macular edema, has been
reported during treatment with bimatoprost ophthalmic solution. LUMIGAN®
0.01% should be used with caution in patients without a natural lens, in patients
with a torn posterior lens capsule who have an artificial lens implant, or in patients
with known risk factors for macular edema.
Avoid allowing the tip of the dispensing bottle to touch the eye, anything around
the eye, fingers, or any other surface to avoid contamination by common bacteria
known to cause eye infections. Using contaminated solutions can cause serious damage
to the eye and loss of vision.
If you have eye surgery, eye trauma or infection, or develop any eye reactions,
immediately consult with your physician about continuing the use of LUMIGAN®
If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using LUMIGAN® 0.01%.
Then wait 15 minutes after using LUMIGAN® 0.01% before you put your
contacts back into your eyes.
The most common side effect is eye redness. Other side effects include growth of
eyelashes and itchy eyes.
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