Bimat Eye Drop is used for treating ocular hypertension (by draining fluid from the eye) or increased pressure in the eye and open-angle glaucoma. It comes in the form of eye drops.
This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to any ingredient of Bimat Eye Drop drops. Bimat Eye Drop is included in a class of medications called prostaglandin analogs.
This medication should not be taken by those who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, are breastfeeding and have some eye infection, swelling, inflammation or injury.
A doctor should be informed before starting this medication if you are allergic to any drug or food, will be having eye surgery, have any other type of glaucoma or are taking any medicine or drug (homeopathic, herbal or otherwise).
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.
Bimat Eye Drop is a prostaglandin analogue. It works by increasing the natural flow of fluid from the eye, thereby lowering pressure in the eye.
Bimat Eye Drops should be applied to the eye once daily (preferably in the evening to avoid contact with sunlight) or as prescribed by a doctor. To apply, hold your eye open and carefully squeeze a few drops into your eye. Then, blink a few times to help spread the liquid over the eye.
Hypersensitivity to Bimat S Drops is a contraindication. In addition, Bimat S Drops should not be used if you have the following conditions:
- Abnormal liver function tests
- Absent eye lens
- Inflammation of the iris
- Inflammation of the uvea of the eye
- Macular swelling and degeneration of the eye
In case of an overdose, consult a doctor or physician immediately for correct medical treatment.
- Missed Dose
In case of a missed dose, take the dose as soon as possible. However, if it is time for the next dose, skip the previous dose and take the next dose as per original plan.
- Blurred vision
- Double vision
- Change in color vision
- Eye color changes
- Eye discharge
- Increase in hair growth
- Burning or itching of eyes
- Redness of the eye
- Eye swelling
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.
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1.Can Bimat S Drops be used for lengthening eyelashes and glaucoma?
Yes, lengthening eyelashes and glaucoma are among the most common reported uses for Bimat S Drops. Please do not use Bimat S Drops for lengthening eyelashes and glaucoma without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Bimat S Drops.
2.Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Bimat S Drops medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery.
One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects.
Please check for these effects on your body when using Bimat S Drops. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
3.Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government’s categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US.
Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
4.Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.