The following provides information on contraindications to the use of bimatoprost in general, pregnancy & amp; Breastfeeding and children. Please note that the contraindications may vary depending on the dosage form of a drug (eg tablet, syringe, ointment).
When should Bimatoprost not be used?
Bimatoprost should not be used in the case of hypersensitivity to the active substance. Bimatoprost may only be used after careful consideration of the benefit / risk by a physician and under his control.
- Patients with risk factors for accumulation of retinal fluid (macular edema) such as absence of eye lens (also due to rupture of the posterior capsular bag in the eye)
- severe viral infections of the eye in the past such as herpes or eyeball and iris inflammation, because they may possibly flare up again through the treatment
- impaired respiratory function because safety has not been studied in studies
- Limited renal or moderately to severely impaired liver function because the drug has not been studied in such patients
- slow heart rate or low blood pressure because the active ingredient can lower it further.
What should you watch out for during pregnancy and lactation?
Bimatoprost should only be used during pregnancy if the ophthalmologist considers it necessary.
It is not known if bimatoprost in humans, as in animal experiments in the breast milk. The doctor will therefore decide if breast-feeding or if the treatment should be interrupted. In doing so, he will consider both the benefits of breast-feeding for the child and the benefits of the therapy for the woman.
What should be considered in children?
Because the safety and efficacy of bimatoprost has not been studied in children and adolescents, its use is prohibited in this age group.
Warnings and Precautions
- No active ingredient should be applied to other skin areas when used.
Sometimes medications release allergic reactions.
If you notice any signs of allergic reaction, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.