What is Careprost Eye?
Careprost Eye Drops is used for Lengthening eyelashes, Glaucoma, Ocular hypertension and other conditions. Careprost Eye Drops may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Careprost Eye Drops contains Bimatoprost as an active ingredient.
Careprost Eye Drops works by increasing flow of fluids out of eye and decreasing pressure.
Careprost Eye Drops Uses
Careprost Eye Drops is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
- Lengthening eyelashes
- Ocular hypertension
Side Effects due to Careprost (Bimatoprost) Opthalmic
A common side effect of Careprost (Bimatoprost) Opthalmic solution is itching sensation in the eyes. Other side effects include redness, discomfort, dryness of the eye or redness of the eyelid. It is possible for hair growth to occur in areas where it is not intended (areas around the eye exposed to the medication frequently). Ensure that you remove any excess medication from around the eyelashes. When Careprost (Bimatoprost) is used for glaucoma that is when it is applied directly into the eye, it may gradually (slowly) cause brown discoloration of the colored part of the eye (iris). This effect is not observed when used for hypotrichosis of the eyelashes.
The side effects listed above are not the only ones due to Careprost (Bimatoprost). There may be others. Stop using this medication and seek medical attention right away if you experience any serious side effects.
Careprost Eye Drops - Precautions & How to Use
Before using Careprost Eye Drops, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
- Aphakic patients
- Do not touch the dropper to any surface
- Drops not to be used at the same time as contact lenses
- Eye color may change
- Pre-existing eye inflammation
Careprost Eye Drops - Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to Careprost Eye Drops is a contraindication. In addition, Careprost Eye Drops should not be used if you have the following conditions:
- Abnormal liver function tests
- Absent eye lens
- Inflammation of the iris
- Inflammation of the uvea of the eye
- Macular swelling and degeneration of the eye
Careprost Eye Drops - Frequently asked Questions
Is Careprost Eye Drops safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
Is Careprost Eye Drops safe while breastfeeding?
Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Can Careprost Eye Drops be used for lengthening eyelashes and glaucoma?
Yes, lengthening eyelashes and glaucoma are among the most common reported uses for Careprost Eye Drops. Please do not use Careprost Eye Drops for lengthening eyelashes and glaucoma without consulting first with your doctor. Click here to find out what other patients report as common uses for Careprost Eye Drops.
Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Careprost Eye Drops medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Careprost Eye Drops. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.