Bimatoprost - Pharmacology: Latisse
Mechanism of action in treating hypotrichosis of the eyelids is unknown.
May lower IOP by increasing outflow of aqueous humor through the trabecular meshwork and uveoscleral routes.
Treatment of hypotrichosis of the eyelashes by increasing their growth, including length, thickness, and darkness.
Reduction of IOP in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
Bimatoprost is a prostamide, a synthetic structural analog of prostaglandin with ocular hypotensive activity, that is chemically related to prostamide F. It selectively mimics the effects of naturally occurring substances, prostamides. Bimatoprost lowers intraocular pressure (IOP) in humans. Elevated IOP presents a major risk factor for glaucomatous field loss. The higher the level of IOP, the greater the likelihood of optic nerve damage and visual field loss.
Bimatoprost is used to treat certain types of glaucoma and other causes of high pressure in the eye. Bimatoprost helps to lower the pressure in the eye. If left untreated, an increase in pressure within the eye can cause loss of vision and damage to the eyes.
Ophthalmic Ocular hypertension, Open-angle glaucoma
Adult: As a 0.03% solution: Instill 1 drop into affected eye(s) once every night.
Indications: Listed in dosage.
Bimatoprost ophthalmic (eye) drop is used to treat certain diseases of the eye like open-angle glaucoma and ocular (eye) hypertension which occurs in many people as they grow older. Glaucoma is caused by high pressure in your eye and can lead to pain from pressure in your eye and then can eventually harm your vision. Bimatoprost can help you keep your sight by reducing the pressure in your eye and stopping eye pain.
Bimatoprost ophthalmic (eye) solution is also used to treat eyelash hypotrichosis (not enough eyelashes) by increasing their growth and making the eyelashes longer, thicker, and darker.
Bimatoprost is available only with your doctor's prescription.
Bimatoprost eye solution is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which pressure in the eye is increased and can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (increased pressure in the eye).
How it works
Bimatoprost belongs to a class of drugs called prostaglandin analogs. It lowers the pressure in the eye by increasing the flow of fluids out of the eye.
Common side effects
Headache, Eye irritation, Dry eye, Burning sensation in eye, Increased production of tears, Eye pain, Eyelid swelling, Increased sensitivity to light, Eye redness, Eye itching