Actavis Bimatoprost (With Brush) 300 mcg (0.03%)
Available with the Expiration Date January-2018
|Generic For||Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution|
|Strength||3 ml (0.03%)|
|Generic Name||Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution|
|Manufacturer||Actavis, New Zealand|
Actavis Bimatoprost 300 mcg
Physician’s initial choice of glaucoma treatment will more likely to be a medical eye drop, although if the first option does not work, your physician will try another way. Ophthamic solutions for glaucoma should be taken seriously. They are not just a topical agents, but are medications used to treat an eye problem that can even lead to impaired vision. Actavis Bimatoprost 300 mcg is a newest formulation in the field of medical eye drops and is successful in controlling the progression of glaucoma and ocular hypertension.
Bimatoprost, the active ingredient of the medicine is considered as the first line treatment in the medical management of glaucoma and is used once a day, preferably before bedtime. The beneficial component reduces intraocular pressure by promoting removal of fuid called aqeous humor from the eye. According to clinical studies, prostaglandin analogs like Bimatoprost are able to reduce pressure by 30 to 35%. Furthermore, an additional drop in pressure is noticed when Bimatoprost eye drops are used in combination with other ophthalmic solution.
Glaucoma and its impact
Glaucoma is a medical condition in which the optic nerve of the eyes gets damaged. An eye condition can become worst also, if not treated on time. This condition happens due to the pressure build up inside the eyes. The increased pressure, called intraocular pressure, can damage the optic nerve, which transmits images to your brain. If Glaucoma is left untreated then it can permanently damage your vision. This happens when the liquid within the front of the eye does not circulate in the required manner as it should be. Normally, the fluid referred to as body fluid, this flows come out of your eye through a mesh-like channel. The liquid builds up if this channel gets blocked, and this is what causes eye disease. The explanation for the blockage is unknown, however, doctors do realize it is genetic. Less common causes include a blunt or chemical injury to your eye, severe eye infection, blocked blood vessels within the eye, and inflammatory conditions.
How to use Bimatoprost
- Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist advise you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
- This medicine should only be applied to the eye. The recommended dose is one drop in each eye daily.
- If you use Actavis Bimatoprost with another eye medicine, keep a gap of five minutes between using Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution and the other eye medicine.
- Do not use more than once a day as the effectiveness of treatment may be reduced.
Before using this drug please inform your doctor if you are allergic to any drug or if you are pregnant. Also, tell the physician if you have any medical history especially related to the eye.
Like all medicines this medicine has also certain side effects, but everyone may not face them. Some of the common side effects are:
- An allergic reaction in the eye
- Tired eyes
- Sensitivity to light
- Darker skin color around the eye
- Darker eyelashes
- A feeling that something is in your eye
- Sticky eyes
- Blurred vision
- Swelling of the see-through layer which covers the surface of the eye
- Small breaks in the surface of the eye, with or without inflammation
- Darker iris color
- Worsening of vision
- Difficulty in seeing clearly
- Inflamed, red and itchy eyelids
Instructions for use:
- Hands should be washed before applying the eye drops.
- Put one drop in each eye one by one.
- Keep your eyes closed for next 30 to 60 seconds.
- Store the drug in a cool and dry place after use.