Careprost Plus Eye Drop 3ml
|Description||Careprost Plus for Glaucoma|
|Strength||0.03% & 0.5%|
|Generic Name||Bimatoprost and Timolol Maleate|
Careprost Plus (Bimatoprost/Timolol) for Glaucoma
Careprost Plus is an eye drop used to lower elevated pressure within the eye and to treat glaucoma. Bimatoprost and Timolol maleate are present as working pharmaceutical agents in Careprost Plus. When the pressure of the fluid in the eye is high, the condition is called as glaucoma. The eye condition is mainly caused due to building up of fluid which flows through the eye. The reason behind this fluid buildup is the slow drainage of fluid out of the eye. The pressure builds up because the eye fluid drains out comparatively slowly. The production of new fluid continue to occur inside the eye joining the fluid already there, this way pressure continues to rise in the eye. This elevated eye pressure can damage your optic nerves which can ultimately result in loss of vision.
Careprost Plus is helpful in lowering the pressure in the eye by decreasing the amount of fluid produced as well as help the fluid flow out of the eye. Although the ophthalmic solution help controls your condition, it is not a cure for your eye condition. The eye drop is available on the physician’s prescription. Make sure that you use this eye drop only after getting the prescription from your physician.
Usage and Administration
The recommended dose for adults is one drop of solution in the affected eye once daily. Prefer using it in the morning. If the dose is missed, treatment should continue with the next dose as scheduled. Avoid exceeding the recommended dose of one drop once daily. If more than one eye preparation is to be used, the other preparation should be used after at least 5 to 10 minutes. The tip of the bottle or the dropper should not be touched with any surface since it may contaminate the ophthalmic solution.
Overdose is unlikely to occur in case of ocular administration. However, if the eye drop is accidentally ingested, get medical help. The symptoms of an overdose include a headache, bronchospasm, shortness of breath, hypotension, bradycardia, and cardiac rest.
The use of Careprost Plus is contraindicated in the following situation:
- Hypersensitivity to the active components or other inactive ingredients of the preparation
- Severe chronic pulmonary obstructive diseases (COPD)
- Over cardiac failure
- Sinus bradycardia
- Reactive airway including bronchial asthma or a family background of bronchial asthma
- Cardiogenic shock
- Second or third-degree atrioventricular block
Warning and Precautions
The use of Careprost has only been studied in adults. Therefore, it should not be used by children. No adequate data are available on the use of Bimatoprost/ Timolol medication in pregnant women. Hence, it should not be used during pregnancy unless necessary. Consult your physician for more about this to ensure whether it is safe to use the eye drops or not. Timolol has been shown to be excreted in breast milk. However, it is not known whether Bimatoprost is rated in human’s milk so the harmonic solution should not be used in nursing women.
An individual can face some side effects while administrating Careprost Plus in the eye. Some of the most common side effects include the growth of eyelashes; superficial punctuate keratitis, burning sensation in the eye, conjunctival hyperemia, stinging sensation, eye dryness, eye discharge, eyelid pruritus, photophobia, foreign body sensation, visual disturbance, blepharal pigmentation, stinging sensation in the eye and corneal erosion. The other side effects of the combination drug include conjunctival oedema, rhinitis, hirsutism, epiphora, worsened visual acuity, trichiasis, asthenopia, headache, and iritis. Additional side effects such as allergic conjunctivitis, dizziness, cataract, macular oedema, retinal haemorrhage, uveitis, and eyelid retraction have also been reported.
Concomitant use of Careprost Plus with calcium channel blockers and beta-blocking agents, digitalis glycosides, parasympathomimetics, and anti-arrhythmias may cause hypotension and marked bradycardia.
Bimatoprost/Timolol, when used with Beta blockers, may increase the hypoglycemic effect of anti-diabetic agents and can also cause hypoglycemia.
Store the eye drop at room temperature. Protect the ophthalmic solution from light. Keep it out of the reach of children. Prefer using the eye reparation within one month after opening the bottle.