Bimat Eye Drops containing the active ingredient bimatoprost is considered a prostaglandin analogs type of medication. The medicated drops can lower the pressure in the eye by increasing the flow of natural eye fluids out of the eye. Regulating eye pressure can help treat certain types of glaucoma and help prevent blindness. Some people may also use the medication to lengthen and thicken eyelashes.
How is Bimat Eye Drops used?
Bimat Eye Drops is usually applied to the affected eye once per day in the evening or as directed by a doctor. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the condition of the patient and their response to the therapy. To apply the eye drops, tilt the head back slightly and pull down on the lower eyelid to create a small pocket. Hold the dropper above the eye, squeeze out a drop and close the eye. Gently press a finger to the inside corner of the eye for about 1 minute to keep the liquid from draining into the tear duct.
Patients using Bimat Eye Drops may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
Dry or watery eyes
Stinging or burning in the eyes
Change in color of the iris
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
Discharge from the eye
Increased sensitivity to light
Swelling of the eyelid
Patients wearing contact lenses should remove the contact lenses and wait at least 15 minutes after applying the medication to put them back on.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Bimat Eye Drops is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.