Bimatoprost is a medication used to treat eye conditions such as glaucoma and ocular hypertension. It is also used for cosmetic purposes, such as to promote eyelash growth. Bimatoprost is the active ingredient in a number of brand name products, including Lumigan, Latisse, and Bimat.
Bimatoprost is used to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) in people with glaucoma and ocular hypertension. It works by increasing the drainage of fluid from the eye, which reduces the pressure in the eye. Bimatoprost is available as eye drops, which are usually administered once daily in the evening.
Bimatoprost is also used cosmetically to promote eyelash growth. It is available as a topical solution, which is applied once daily to the base of the upper eyelashes.
The primary advantage of bimatoprost is its effectiveness in reducing IOP in people with glaucoma and ocular hypertension. It is also considered safe and well tolerated.
Bimatoprost is also used cosmetically to promote eyelash growth. It is considered safe for this use, with few side effects.
The primary disadvantage of bimatoprost is the potential for side effects. Common side effects include eye irritation, redness, and darkening of the iris. Rare but serious side effects include vision loss, inflammation of the iris, and allergic reactions.
Bimatoprost is also not recommended for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women, as it is not known if the drug is safe for use in these populations.
Active Ingredients and Synonyms
The active ingredient in bimatoprost is bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03%. Other synonyms for bimatoprost include bimatoprostum, bimatoprosta, and bimatoprostum ophthalmicum.