Wash your hands before using the Lumigan eyelash enhancer. Remove the lid and place it in a clean position. To avoid possible adulteration, keep the tip of the bottle away from interaction with any surface. Lean the head back and look towards the upper limit. With your index finger, lightly pull the lower eyelid down and away from the eye to form a pouch. Apply one drop into the pouch but avoid allowing the tip of the bottle to touch the eye. Apply pressure to the inner curve of the eye for up to 30 seconds. This stops the medication from stopping down through the tear duct and entering the bloodstream that can cause some side effects. Repeat it again with the other eye, if prescribed by your doctor. Again wash your hands to remove any medication. Severe injury to the eye might result if you use eye drop solutions that have become dirty. Apply them at least five minutes apart, if you are using other eye drops. If you wear contact lenses, take them off before putting Bimatoprost inside your eye. You may put your contact lenses back again in 15 minutes after using the eye drop. If you miss any of the doses, put it as quick as possible and continue with your steady schedule. Skip the missed dose.
There are several Lumigan side effects such as- feeling of something in the eye, burning of eyes, excessive hair growth, headache, redness of the eyelid, darkening of eyelid skin colour, increased blood pressure, dry eyes, eye pain, irritation of the eye such as redness, itching, or stinging, sensitivity of eye to light, blurred vision, etc.
This Lumigan eye drop medication should not be used more than once a day. The suggested dose of Bimatoprost is one drop in the affected eye or eyes in the evening.
Do not break the routine use of this particular medication without consulting your doctor. Do not give this medication to others, though they have the similar symptoms as you do. It can be injurious for people to use this medication if their doctor has not approved it. Do not receive this eye drop if you are allergic to Bimatoprost or any other medication. Contact lenses should be taken off before Bimatoprost eye drops are applied, and should be reinserted after 15 minutes. Since, the nicotine from cigarettes, caffeine, alcohol or street drugs can distress the action of many medications; you should let your doctor know if you are using them. If your doctor has suggested a dose different from the ones registered here, do not change the method that you are using the medication without referring your doctor. Use it cautiously so that it does not get contaminated and cause to be harmful to your eyes.
Dispose of the medications that are no longer needed or have expired carefully. Keep it out of the reach of the children and pets. Store it in a room temperature away from heat, light and moisture. Do not store it in the bathroom.