HOW TO USE LUMIGAN® DROPS

It's important to use LUMIGAN® 0.01% ophthalmic solution every day, exactly as directed, and to instill the drug properly.



Applying your drops

  1. Wash your hands. If you wear contact lenses, remove them.
  2. Use your index finger to pull down your lower eyelid to form a pocket.
  3. Gently squeeze 1 drop into the pocket. It is important to get the medicine into the pocket, not on your eyelid. Don't let the bottle tip touch your eye, fingers, or anything else.
  4. Shut your eyes, and lightly press on the inside corners of your eyes. Then carefully blot away any excess liquid that may be on your skin. Wait 15 minutes before putting your contact lenses back in.

Contact lenses?

  • Remove them before using LUMIGAN® 0.01%
  • Wait at least 15 minutes after using LUMIGAN® 0.01% to put them back in

Tips

  • If you use more than one type of eyedrop, always wait 5 to 10 minutes between putting in each drop
  • Sometimes eyedrops can cause a few moments of blurry vision. Be sure to wait until it clears before doing activities such as driving

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® 0.01%.

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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