Lumigan (bimatoprost) reduces pressure in the eye by increasing the amount of fluid that drains from the eye. It is used to treat open-angle glaucoma and other causes of high pressure inside the eyes. It is also indicated for the reduction of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
Do not use Lumigan while wearing contact lenses. The eye drops may contain a preservative that can discolor soft contact lenses. Wait at least 15 minutes after using Lumigan before putting in your contact lenses.
Lumigan may cause a gradual change in the color of your eyes or eyelids and lashes, as well as increased growth or thickness of your eyelashes. These color changes, usually an increase in brown pigment, occur slowly and you may not notice them for months or years. Color changes may be permanent even after your treatment ends, and may occur only in the eye being treated. This could result in a cosmetic difference in eye or eyelash color from one eye to the other.
Do not allow the tip of the Lumigan eye dropper to touch any surface, including your eyes or hands. If the dropper becomes contaminated it could cause an infection in your eye, which can lead to vision loss or serious damage to the eye.
After using Lumigan, wait at least 5 minutes before using any other eye drops that your doctor has prescribed.
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
Common side effects of Lumigan include increased growth in number of eyelashes.
The recommended dosage is one drop in the affected eye(s) once daily in the evening.