Bimatoprost Dosage

General Information on Dosing With Bimatoprost

Some considerations for people taking bimatoprost include the following:
 
  • Bimatoprost comes in a liquid to be applied into the eye (Lumigan) or onto the eyelash line (Latisse). It is usually taken once a day in the evening.
     
  • Always wash your hands thoroughly before using bimatoprost.

 

  • Latisse is applied using special sterile, single-use applicators that come with the medication. Lumigan is applied like any other eye drop (into the eye). 

 

  • For Lumigan, gently pull your lower eyelid down with a finger (most people find that their middle fingers work best) to create a small pocket. Without actually touching the dropper to the eye, squeeze the bottle to place one drop into the lower eyelid.
     
  • Keep the bottle free of contamination by avoiding touching the tip to anything, including your eye, hands, or any surfaces.
     
  • If you use other eye drops, make sure to separate bimatoprost and your other eye drops by at least five minutes.
     
  • If you wear contacts, remove them before using bimatoprost and wait at least 15 minutes before putting them back in.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Bimatoprost will not work if you stop taking it.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or bimatoprost dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     

Bimatoprost Drug Information

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