Careprost Eye Drops 0.03% (Bimatoprost) The active ingredient present in Careprost Eye Drops is Bimatoprost. Careprost Ophthalmic Solution contains 0.03% of Bimatoprost. Careprost Eye Drops is used to treat high eye pressure (intraocular pressure) in patients with open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension and for increasing thickness and length of eyelashes. Careprost ophthalmic solution is manufactured in the strengths of 0.03% of Bimatoprost.
Careprost eye drops 0.03% is an ophthalmic solution used to lower pressure within the eye, known as intraocular pressure (IOP) in the treatment of glaucoma, which is raised IOP caused by a build up of fluid (aqueous humour) in the eye.
Increased IOP can cause damage to the optic nerve fibres that lead out of the back of the eye to the brain and may cause gradual loss of sight, starting with peripheral vision and eventually to total blindness in that eye.
Careprost 0.03% increases the drainage of aqueous fluid out of the eye which decreases IOP and prevents loss of sight. Careprost eye drops are also used to treat ocular hypertension (increased IOP without ocular nerve damage) to lower IOP.
Careprost eye drops 0.03% are also used to treat hypotrichosis, which is when eyelash growth is abnormal or not sufficient to give you adequate or enough eyelashes, and allows you to grow longer, thicker and darker eyelashes.
Careprost Eye Drop is a prostaglandin analogue. It works by increasing the natural flow of fluid from the eye, thereby lowering pressure in the eye.
Sponge down the face with water and soap then dry your face with the aid of a soak up. After that, take a sterile eyelash brush that comes along with eye drops and put a dab of drop over it. Start applying it to line up the base of the top eyelid and extend it to the tip of the eyelashes. It is suggested to use this eye drops in the nighttime before going to bed. To get maximum eyelash growth use this eye drops for at least 12 to 16 weeks.
Wash your hand and face before using Careprost eye drops. Take a sterile eyelash brush and put a drop of Careprost eye drop over it.
Start applying it from the inner part of your eyelash line to the outer part of your eyelash line, and wipe out any extra solution with a dry tissue.
For maximum results, use this eye drop continuously for 12-16 weeks. For the treatment of open-angle glaucoma: Instill one drop of Careprost eye drop into the affected eye once a day, in the evening before going to bed.
Hypersensitivity to Careprost Eye Drops is a contraindication. In addition, Careprost Eye 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
No such serious effects of overdose appear. On conditions that overdose is suspected the sufferer must seek a doctor’s advice.
If by mistake a dose is missed, take it at once.
Do not take the missed dose if the time for the next dose is near.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
Patients have reported side effects after use of Careprost Eye Drops (Bimatoprost) to treat their symptoms, and a list of possible examples is given here:
- Itchy sensation
- Redness visible in the eyes
- Dryness or watering that affects the eyes
- Pigmentation changes affecting the skin around the eyelids
Your physician must be informed if any reactions occur. Serious side effects, including a discharge from the eyes, severe pain, infection and any other severe reactions will require immediate treatment.
- Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to bimatoprost (the active ingredient) or if you have swelling or infection of your eye.
- Careprost ophthalmic solution may cause a gradual change in the color of your eyes or eyelids and lashes, as well as increased growth or thickness of your eyelashes.
- These color changes, usually an increase in brown pigment, occur slowly and you may not notice them for months or years. Color changes may be permanent even after your treatment ends, and may occur only in the eye being treated. This could result in a cosmetic difference in eye or eyelash color from one eye to the other.
- Avoid using too much of this medicine, which can actually make it less effective in lowering the pressure inside the eye. Avoid using any eye drop medicine that has not been prescribed by your doctor.
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1. Is bimatoprost the same as latisse/Lumigan/latanoprost?
Bimatoprost is same as Lattise and Lumigan and not Latanoprost
2. Is Careprost generic, safe and FDA approved?
Yes, Careprost is generic, safe and FDA approved
3. Is Careprost a beta blocker?
Careprost is not a beta blocker
4. Does Careprost grow/regrow hair/eyebrows/eyelashes?
Yes, Careprost can grow/regrow hair, eyebrows or eyelashes.