Some side effects are associated with LUMIGAN® 0.01%.
You may experience:
- Increased eye redness (hyperemia)
- Increased eyelash growth
- Itchy eyes
You should check with your doctor immediately if you injure an eye or have any symptoms of eye infection
or an allergic reaction such as persistent itching or pain. It's important to
follow your eye doctor’s instructions and continue using LUMIGAN® 0.01%.
In clinical studies, about 0.5% of patients (less than 1 out of 100) stopped therapy due to eye redness with LUMIGAN® 0.01%.
What to expect with your LUMIGAN® 0.01% therapy
Your eyes may have some redness.
Some patients may experience increased redness once on therapy.
AFTER A MONTH
By the first few weeks or month, redness usually fades.
Individual results with LUMIGAN® 0.01% ophthalmic solution may vary.
IMPORTANT: Talk to your doctor before discontinuing your LUMIGAN® 0.01% therapy for any reason.
LUMIGAN® 0.01% (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) is used
for the treatment of high eye pressure, also called intraocular pressure (IOP),
in people with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
Important Safety Information
LUMIGAN® 0.01% (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) has been
reported to cause darkening (pigmentation) of eye color, eyelid skin, and eyelashes
as well as increased growth of eyelashes. Pigmentation changes can increase as long
as LUMIGAN® 0.01% is used. After stopping LUMIGAN®
0.01%, darkening of eye color is likely to be permanent, while darkening
of the eyelid skin and eyelash changes may be reversible. The effects of increased
darkening beyond 5 years are not known.
When only one eye is treated, there is a possibility of eyelash changes in the eye
treated with LUMIGAN® 0.01%. These changes may result in
differences between the eyes in eyelash length, thickness, darkness, number of eyelashes,
and/or direction of eyelash growth. These changes are usually reversible upon stopping
LUMIGAN® 0.01% therapy.
Avoid allowing the tip of the dispensing bottle to touch the eye, anything around
the eye, fingers, or any other surface in order to avoid contamination by common
bacteria known to cause eye infections. Serious damage to the eye and loss of vision
may result from using contaminated solutions.
If you have eye surgery or develop any eye reactions (such as trauma or infection),
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 effects are eye redness, growth of eyelashes, and itchy eyes.
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