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Lumigan

Lumigan eye drops contain the active ingredient bimatoprost, a medication that stimulates the drainage of fluid from the eyeball to reduces the pressure within it.

What is Lumigan?

Lumigan eye drops contain the active ingredient bimatoprost, a medication that stimulates the drainage of fluid from the eyeball to reduces the pressure within it.

What is Lumigan used for?

Lumigan eye drops are prescribed for glaucoma, a condition in which the pressure in the eyeball is too high. Glaucoma affects the eyesight: the edges of the field of view disappear, making it seem as if the sufferer is looking through a tube. This is often accompanied by painful, red eyes. Lumigan ensures that the pressure in the eyeball decreases to prevent (further) vision damage.

How to use Lumigan?

Lumigan bimatoprost eye drops should be administered at a fixed time, preferably in the evening. Always wash your hands before you put a drop in your eye, and avoid contact between the eye and the spout of the bottle, to keep the drops sterile. The leaflet describes in detail the best way to administer Lumigan drops to the eye.

Wearers of contact lenses have to remove their lenses first before using Lumigan bimatoprost eye drops. Wait at least 15 minutes after applying before putting your lenses back in. You can use Lumigan eye drops for one month after opening the bottle.

Dosage

Lumigan eye drops contain 300 micrograms of bimatoprost per millilitre. The usual dose for adults over 18 years is one Lumigan bimatoprost eye drop in the affected eye once a day. However, you should always follow the dosage recommendation of your doctor.

If you forget to take a dose, you can still take it unless it is almost time for your next dose. Never take two drops of Lumigan to compensate for the missed dose. If you stop using Lumigan bimatoprost eye drops, the pressure in your eyeball may increase again, so you should only stop taking this medication after consultation with your doctor.

Side effects

The use of Lumigan may cause side effects. Known side effects include longer, darker eyelashes, redness and/or irritation of the eye, and inflamed and/or itchy eyelids. See package leaflet for a complete list of possible contraindications, warnings and other side effects.

Pregnancy / breastfeeding

There is not enough known about the effect of Lumigan in (unborn) babies, and as such, you should not use this medication when you are pregnant or want to become pregnant, or if you are lactating. Your doctor will be able to tell you which medication can be used safely.

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