Bimatoprost is a prescription medication for the purpose of glaucoma wherein it successfully reduces the intraocular pressure (IOP) by facilitating drainage of eye fluid (aqueous humour) from the eye.


Bimatoprost is a pharmaceutical drug formulated to treat certain eye conditions like open angle glaucoma and ocular eye hypertension. Both the eye conditions are more likely to develop in many people as they grow older. One of the most common symptoms in most cases of glaucoma is a gradual loss of vision, which can cause total vision loss. It is believed that vision problem first starts with the peripheral vision, but this is not necessarily the case. The purpose of the Bimatoprost treatment is to prevent further vision loss. Once the optic nerve damaged and the vision carried by the optic nerve, they can’t be replaced. Loss of eyesight in glaucoma is irreversible. Reducing the IOP will not restore lost eyesight, but able to prevent further vision loss. At present, many pharmaceutical ingredients that improve the flow of blood and neuro protective therapy are being investigated for their efficacy and safety in glaucoma patients. However, the only treatment, which has so far been scientifically proven to be effective in lowering IOP is Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution. It is necessary to control IOP to prevent further vision loss from glaucoma. This requires the use of ophthalmic drugs. Use of punctual instillation will result in longer duration of action. Proper spacing of drop instillation and regular use will cause less fluctuation in IOP and fewer side effects.

Side effects of Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution

Some glaucoma patients experience no side effects while some find severe to tolerate. Some side effects are mild and common in glaucoma patients; such common side effects include allergy and redness. Other side effects are rare and occasionally in patients using Bimatoprost for improving eye health.

Many medications can cause side effects, like other pharmaceutical drugs, Bimatoprost can also cause mild to moderate side-effects. A side-effect of a medicine is an unwanted response when taken in regular doses. Side effects can be mild, moderate, or severe. These can disappear in a few days while other may persist for a long time. Here are some side effects that may occur in glaucoma patients and these are not experienced by everyone who takes the medication. If any of these troubles you in anyway, discuss with your ophthalmologist. Your ophthalmologist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.

  • Burning eyes
  • Excess hair growth
  • Headache
  • A feeling of something in the eye
  • Redness of the eyelid
  • Longer eyelashes
  • Eye irritation such as redness, stinging, or itching

careprost Side effects that are listed below don’t occur very often and could lead to serious issues if you do not check with your healthcare specialist or take medical help.

Talk to your healthcare specialist as soon as possible if any of these unwanted effects occur:

  • Inflammation of the eyelid
  • Vision problem such as blurred vision
  • Increased blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Sensitivity of to light
  • Darkening of eyelid color
  • Pain in the eye
  • Increase in brown color in the iris (colored part) of the eye

Some users may develop side effects other than those mentioned above in the document. So, it is always important to check with your health care specialist if you notice may symptoms that persist for a long time or troubles you in any way.

Drug interactions

There may be an interaction between Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution and any of the following medications:

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Latanoprost

If you are using any of these medications, please speak to your ophthalmologist. Depending on your specific conditions, he/she will advise you.