Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution

Generic Name: Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution
Brand Name: Lumigan

Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution structure

About Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution

Patients with Glaucoma are treated with Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution. Glaucoma is a condition that hampers the optic nerves in the eyes.

This solution is also known for the treatment of  Hypotrichosis. Thus, this solution is found in most eyelash serums for the development and growth of eyelashes.

What is Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution used for

Bimatoprost eye drops are used for treating Glaucoma. This is caused if the pressure in the eyes is too high, and negatively impacts the optic nerves. This might further harm your vision and even cause blindness. Anyone can experience Glaucoma. However, it is the leading cause of blindness in adults over 60. 

Thus, this solution facilitates an easy flow of fluid from the eye’s interior into the blood.

Bimatoprost Ophthalmic solution is also used in treating Hypotrichosis of the eyelashes, a condition in which hair loss or slowed growth in eyelashes, is treated with this medication.

When used by patients regularly, Bimatoprost eyelash serum has shown to help particularly in developing the growth of eyelashes.

How does Bimatoprost work

Eyedrops containing Bimatoprost solution works in treating intraocular Hypertension by decreasing the pressure of fluid in the eyes.

Hypotrichosis is the medical term for this lack of eyelashes. Thus, Bimatoprost solution in eyelash serums helps grow thicker and fuller eyelashes. 

Open-angle Glaucoma brings significant damage to eyesight. Thus, eyedrops containing Bimatoprost solution help reduce the pressure in the eyes.

Bimatoprost dosage

Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution is a prescription-based medicine that should be used according to the doctor’s recommended dosage. It’s suggested that you use one drop a day.

To treat, Glaucoma, it can be used as an eyedrop.

To treat Hypotrichosis, apply the drop gently with an applicator to the area around the root of the eyelashes.

Skip a dosage if you miss one, and keep taking your medication according to your regular schedule.

Abstain from taking more than the prescribed dosage or doubling it.

Tips to apply Bimatoprost

Before applying Bimatoprost eye drops, wash your hands. Never touch your hands, eyes, or any other surface with the dropper tip.

Press the inner corners of the eyes after you use the Bimatoprost eye drop. This makes sure your eye absorbs the drop.

Wait for 5 to 15 minutes between drops of Bimatoprost eye drops if you’re using it with other eye drugs so that your eyes have time to absorb each one.

As eyelash growth serum, you can apply a single drop of the solution uniformly along the eyelids using the disposable applicator.

Use a tissue or another absorbent material to remove any excess eye-area solution. 

Bimatoprost Side effects

You might face some side effects with Bimatoprost solution when you use it. 

Some of the common side effects of Bimatoprost Ophthalmic solution are

  • Burning feeling in the eyes 
  • Itchy eyes 
  • Discomfort in the eyes
  • Watering eyes
  • Changes in eyesight
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye dryness

However, you can easily overcome those side effects if you adhere to the doctor’s suggestion.


Drug Interaction

Some drugs might interact with Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution and create adverse and undesired impacts. These drugs are:

  • Other Glaucoma eye drops like Latanoprost, Travoprost, Tafluprost, Unoprostone, etc.

Disease Interaction

Do inform your doctor before consuming Bimatoprost about your medical history, as this medicine might interact with some diseases and cause undesired impacts on your health.

  • Renal dysfunction
  • Liver problems
  • Uveitis (eye inflammation)
  • Macular Edema 

Food Interaction

Non-prescription drugs, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal items might interact with Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution. Do check before using this solution.

Pros and Cons of Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution

Doctor’s recommended and effectiveCan change the color of the eyes
It is used only once per day for effective resultsIt can cause irritation in the eyes.
Less likely to produce any serious side effects if used correctly with the doctor’s suggestion.


Keep the Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution in a cool, dry location away from direct sunlight.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How fast does Bimatoprost work?

Bimatoprost eye drop starts to work within 4 hours of use. The pressure in your eye will begin to decrease. However, after 8 to 12 hours, the full effects of Bimatoprost Ophthalmic solution are felt.

How do you apply Bimatoprost for eyelash growth?

Apply a single drop of the solution uniformly along the upper eyelid edge at the base of the eyelashes using the disposable applicator. Use a tissue or another absorbent material to remove any excess eye-area solution.

Can I use Bimatoprost in the morning?

It is better to use this medicine at a fixed time each day.

What happens if I don’t use Bimatoprost anymore?

If you stop using Bimatoprost eyelash serum, the eyelashes could return to their previous state after a few weeks or months. If you have observed any darkening of the skin on your eyelids, it may fade after a few weeks or months.

Is Bimatoprost safe to use?

Bimatoprost is an FDA-approved salt and can be effectively used to treat Open-angle Glaucoma and Hypotrichosis.

What are the side effects of Bimatoprost?

The side effects of Bimatoprost can include itching, irritation, discomfort, or dryness in the eyes. However, if you adhere to your doctor’s guidelines, you might not face these side effects.

Can you buy Bimatoprost over the counter?

No, Bimatoprost cannot be bought over the counter. It’s a prescription-based drug that should be used only when the doctor recommends it.

Does bimatoprost need to be refrigerated?

Bimatoprost does not require refrigeration. It can be stored in a cool, dry location away from direct sunlight.