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The text does not contain any of medical advices, mode of administration and prescription plans.
Before beginning any treatment, we kindly advise you to consult your healthcare provider.
Careprost. Careprost eye drops. Bimatoprost ophtalmic
During clinical application it was found that Bimatoprost significantly increases eyelashes growth when is applied on the upper eyelid. Bimatoprost is currently sold under the name Carepost and Lumigan, which are used to decreases eyelashes growth and Latisse which is used to increase eyelashes growth making them longer, darker and thicker. Actually there is no difference between Careprost, Lumigan, Bimat and Latisse. All of them contain the same active ingredient - Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03% 3 ml, possesses identical effects and eye pressure and eyelashes growth. Careprost is currently manufactured by Sun Pharma.
The active ingredient of Careprost - Bimatoprost is a synthetic compound, prostaglandin derivative. After application the medication improves circulation of fluid in the eyes and thus decreases high intraocular pressure. By decreasing intraocular pressure, Careprost helps prevent damage to the optic nerve. Along with decreases intraocular pressure, Careprost can be applied on the upper eyelid to promote eyelashes growth. Bimatoprost makes eyelashes darker, longer and thicker. The effect is usually observed in 8-12 weeks. Action mechanism of Careprost in related to activation of anagen phase (growth phase) of eyelashes growth, making this phase more intensive and longer.
Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution is licensed to treat:
- Increased eye pressure (ocular hypertension)
- Open angle glaucoma
- Careprost eye drops can also be used to increase eyelashes growth.
How Careprost eye drops are applied?
Careprost is a prescription medication prescribed by a doctor. The standard recommended Careprost dose for the treatment of increased intraocular pressure is one drop into the affected eye(s) once daily in the evening. If Careprost is stimulating eye lashes growth, in this case one drop is applied using an sterile applicator to the skin of the upper lash line of each eye daily usually before bed.
Bimatoprost opthtalmic solution is contraindicated for use in the following conditions:
- Inflammatory eye diseases like uveitis and iritis
- Aphakia (missing lens of eye)
- An artificial lens of the eye
- Reactions of hypersensitivity to Bimatoprost opthalmic solution
- Pregnancy (pregnancy category C)
Careprost eye drops may cause permanent darkening of the iris and skin darkening around the eyes.
The medication may cause hair growth in undesired places Bimatoprost may cause swelling of the macula of the eye. Try to avoid contaminating the tip of the bottle because this may cause bacterial keratitis.
You should remove your contact lenses before application of Careprost. If you develop any eye diseases or are going to have eye surgery, talk to your doctor.
- Most common Careprost side effects include, irritation, redness, burning, itching in the eyes
- Less common Careprost side effects include: vision problems, darkening of the eye lids, inflammation of the eyelids, punctuate epithelial keratopathy, eye strain or fatigue, iris darkening, cataracts, increased sensitivity to light
If you develop these or any other Careprost side effects make sure to consult your doctor.
The medication should not be used in combination with Latanoprost (Xalatan) and other eye drops.
The medication should be stored in the original bottle at 2º to 25ºC
This info corresponds to official PIL provided by legal manufacturer and reviewed by: Dr. Rohit Bansali N.