Lumigan is a prescription eye drop used to reduce eye pressure in people with certain eye conditions. This eMedTV segment explains how Lumigan works, offers general dosing guidelines for the drug, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
A few common Lumigan side effects include eye discharge, vision changes, and darkening of the iris. This page on the eMedTV Web site lists other possible side effects of Lumigan and explains which side effects require immediate medical attention.
Lumigan is used for lowering eye pressure in people with high eye pressure or open angle glaucoma. This eMedTV Web page explores Lumigan uses in more detail and explains whether the drug is used off-label for other conditions.
The suggested Lumigan dosage is one drop into the affected eye(s) once daily in the evening. This part of the eMedTV library discusses Lumigan dosing in more detail and includes a list of important precautions and tips for using the eye drop.
- Lumigan Drug Interactions
Other eye drops can interact negatively with Lumigan. As this article from the eMedTV Web site explains, Lumigan drug interactions can reduce the effectiveness of the eye drop or cause a precipitate to form over the eye.
- Lumigan Warnings and Precautions
If you are pregnant, let your doctor know before using Lumigan. This eMedTV article lists other conditions to tell your doctor about before using Lumigan. Warnings and precautions on what side effects may occur with the drug are also listed here.
A Lumigan (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) overdose may cause any of the usual side effects of the drug. This eMedTV resource further explores the possible effects of a Lumigan overdose and explains what treatment options are available.
It is not known whether Lumigan (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) is safe for use during pregnancy. This eMedTV segment offers more information on Lumigan and pregnancy, and explores the potential risks of using the drug while you are pregnant.
- Lumigan and Breastfeeding
It is not known whether Lumigan (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) is safe for breastfeeding women. This eMedTV Web page discusses the safety of Lumigan and breastfeeding, and explores whether the medication passes through breast milk.
Lumigan (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) is not available as a generic. This eMedTV Web page explains when a generic version may be available and discusses the dangers of buying so-called "generic Lumigan" before an approved version comes out.