Drug Interactions With Bimatoprost
Latanoprost (a medication very similar to bimatoprost) and other medications can cause potentially negative drug interactions with bimatoprost. These interactions can decrease the effectiveness of the medicines or cause a precipitate to form over the eye. To minimize your risk for developing bimatoprost drug interactions, you should tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking before starting treatment.
An Overview of Bimatoprost Drug Interactions
Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution (Latisse®, Lumigan®) can potentially interact with a few other medications. Some of these medicines that may lead to bimatoprost drug interactions include:
Bimatoprost Interactions Explained
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when bimatoprost is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Latanoprost and bimatoprost are very similar medications (both used to treat high eye pressure and glaucoma). Interestingly, using them together can make them less effective and may actually increase eye pressure. These medications should not be used together.
Any Other Eye Drops
Make sure to separate bimatoprost and any other eye drop by at least five minutes. Taking them closer together could cause a precipitate (a solid material) to form.
It should be noted that Latisse and Lumigan should not be taken together, since they both contain the same active ingredient.
Tafluprost and bimatoprost are very similar medications. Interestingly, using them together can make them less effective and may actually increase eye pressure. These medications should not be used together.