About Lumigan

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About Lumigan

Bimatoprost is used to lower the elevated intraocular pressure in adults. An increase in the intraocular pressure occurs, for example, when the channel through which the eye fluid drains is misplaced. This is the case for example with the Green Star (here with the special form of the chronic open angle glaucoma) or also by unexplained causes.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Promote outflow of aqueous humor
  • Promote ocular fluid drainage

This is how Bimatoprost works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of bimatoprost.
Please also read the information on the drug group prostaglandins,
to which the active ingredient bimatoprost belongs.

Application of the active substance bimatoprost

Bimatoprost is used to lower the elevated intraocular pressure in adults. An increase in the intraocular pressure occurs, for example, when the channel through which the eye fluid drains is misplaced. This is the case for example with the Green Star (here with the special form of the chronic open angle glaucoma) or also by unexplained causes.

Bimatoprost is used as a single substance as well as in addition to beta-blockers in the form of eye drops.

For the following application areas of Bimatoprost , in-depth information is available:

  • Green Star

Mode of action of bimatoprost

Bimatoprost has a chemical similarity to the drug class of prostaglandins. However, it does not belong to them because of its mode of action, as it does not dock at the known binding sites for prostaglandins. Rather, bimatoprost specifically mimics the effects of recently discovered endogenous substances (so-called prostamids) that regulate intraocular pressure.

Bimatoprost lowers intraocular pressure in humans by increasing the outflow of aqueous humor (surrounding the pupil) as well as the fluid of the eyeball. The lowering of the intraocular pressure starts about four hours after the first application and reaches its peak after about eight to twelve hours. The effect lasts for at least 24 hours.

Potential Lumigan side effects may include:

Effect
Percentage

27%

Lumigan used to treat the following diseases:

Disease
Percentage

55%

  1. Lawrence L. Pendleton says:
    4.0 rating

    Lumigan for Iop increase

    After a week with burning eyes there is no side effect. It is personal to feel an improvement,

    Side effects: No side effects
  2. Chad M. Vuong says:
    3.5 rating

    Lumigan for Iop increase

    Take Timohexal 0.5 in the morning and in the evening. Lumigan 0.1 in the evening once per eye. No side effect after getting used to it.

    Side effects: No side effects
  3. Summer F. Sain says:
    3.0 rating

    Lumigan for Glaucoma

    All in all I am very satisfied! First had Travatan got drops but had too many side effects (red eyes, pain) pressure values are also very good! (from 24mmHg to 15mmHg) Lg.Irmi

    Side effects: No side effects
  4. Lee M. Glover says:
    3.5 rating

    Lumigan for Glaucoma

    After 6 days of instillation, I feel burning, itchy eyes, red eyes, headache! I will discontinue the drug and let me re-prescribe old Clonid Ophtal that is without side effect for me! New ophthalmologist new drugs, unfortunately!

    Side effects: Eye redness
  5. Michael L. Stephens says:
    2.5 rating

    Lumigan for Glaucoma

    Good effectiveness (eye pressure reduced from 23 to 16), but red eyes, burning eyes, increased tearing, general fatigue, headache, sunken eyes

    Side effects: Eyes burn; Eye redness
  6. Janet D. Walden says:
    2.0 rating

    Lumigan for Iop increase

    After a long time of use now quite a burning eye and sticking.

    Side effects: Eyes burn
  7. Marie E. White says:
    3.0 rating

    Lumigan for Glaucoma

    Initially, the effect was very good, the intraocular pressure was lowered from 22 to 15/16. But the vision of the left eye has deteriorated significantly (after the cataract operation, vision was much clearer). I have to wear glasses again today. In addition, I have temporarily strong pain in the left eye socket.

    Side effects: Eyes burn