What is Bimatoprost? Full information, usage, benefits and side effects

What is Bimatoprost? Full information, usage, benefits and side effects


Bimatoprost, sold under the brand name Lumigan. It works by increasing the number of eyelashes that grow and their growth time.


Topical bimatoprost is used to treat lash hypoplasia (abnormal eyelash growth). Bimatoprost helps in eyelash growth, length, thickness and darkness. Bimatoprost eye drops may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not use bimatoprost topical ophthalmic if you are allergic to bimatoprost.


Topical bimatoprost comes as a solution  to be applied to the upper eyelid. Usually applied once a day in the evening. Use topical bimatoprost at approximately the same time each day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist to clarify any areas you do not understand. Use topical bimatoprost as directed. Do not use more or less, or use it more often than directed by your doctor.Using topical bimatoprost more than once a day will not cause your eyelashes to grow beyond the recommended dosage.

Side Effects:

Some common side effects are:

  • itchy eyes
  • dry eyes
  • eye irritation
  • red eyes and eyelids

Some side effects can be serious:

  • vision problems
  • eye pain
  • seeing halos around lights
  • increased sensitivity to light
  • feels like there's something in the eye


Please consult your doctor/physician/specialist before taking any healthcare products. In case of allergic reaction to the medicines/substance, please take immediate medical help.

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