Timolol eye drops (Careprost plus eye drops)
What is Careprost Plus Eye Drops (Bimatoprost+Timolol Eye Drops)?
Timolol eye drops Contains an active ingredient Bimatoprost 0.03% + Timolol 0.5%, Which is used to treat patients having hypotrichosis (short eylashes). It increases the length, thickness and color of eyelashes. These eye drops are also used to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients diagnosed with glaucoma. By alleviating the pressure the risks of blindness associated with this condition are significantly reduced.
How should I use Careprost Plus Eye Drops (Bimatoprost)?
If you are using Careprost Plus Eye Drops (Bimatoprost+Timolol) to treat Glaucoma, you should apply the drops directly to the eye. Tilt your head backwards, and pull down the lower eyelid to form a pouch, and apply one drop to the pouch. Repeat for the other eye if necessary. For patients using this product to help eyelash growth, the procedure is different. You should use an applicator brush, like the one available here. Before applying it, you should remove all make up and contact lenses. The Timolol eye drops medication is applied by drawing the applicator across the skin of the upper eyelid, from the inner part of the eyelash line to the outer part. Do not apply it directly to the eye. This medication should not be used on the lower eyelids. If you get any of it in the eye, it is not likely to cause any harm. You should use this medication as prescribed by your physician. If you are using it to help with the growth of your eyelashes, it may take up to 2 months for the full benefits to be noticed.
Common side effects
Headaches, Eye pain or irritation, Eye tearing, Dry eyes, Burning eyes It is possible for hair growth to occur in areas where it is not intended (areas around the eye exposed to the medication frequently). Ensure that you remove any excess medication from around the eyelashes. When Timolol eye drops (Bimatoprost) is used for glaucoma that is when it is applied directly into the eye, it may gradually (slowly) cause brown discoloration of the colored part of the eye (iris). This effect is not observed when used for hypotrichosis of the eyelashes. The side effects listed above are not the only ones due to Careprost plus eye drops (Bimatoprost). There may be others. Stop using this medication and seek medical attention right away if you experience any serious side effects.
When Careprost Plus eye drop is prescribed?
Careprost Plus eye drops is indicated for-
- Hypotrichosis (deficiency of eyelashes)
- Open angle glaucoma
- Intra Ocular hypertension (increased eye pressure)
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Careprost Plus Eye Drops (Bimatoprost+Timolol). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated. As this Timolol eye drops medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products. Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.
- Your sight may become blurred for a short time just after using Bimatoprost. You should not drive or use machines until your sight is clear again.
- Do not use the drops when you are wearing contact lenses. Use your contact lenses 15 minutes after instilling Bimatoprost eye drops.
- Bimatoprost may cause your eyelashes to darken and grow longer, and also cause the skin around the eyelid to darken. The color of your iris (a black circular portion in the eye) may also go darker over time. These changes may be permanent and may be more noticeable if you are treating only one eye.
- Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
- If you are using another topical eye medication, administer it at least 5 minutes before or after using Bimatoprost eye drops.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Is Bimatoprost safe during pregnancy?
A: Bimatoprost should only be used if the potential benefits justify the potential risk to the baby. Please follow your doctor?s advice regarding its use.
Q: Is it safe to use Bimatoprost during breastfeeding?
A: Bimatoprost should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the infant. Please follow your doctor?s advice regarding its use.
Q: Is Bimatoprost the same as latisse/Lumigan/latanoprost?
A: Bimatoprost is same as Lattise and Lumigan and not Latanoprost.
Q: Is Bimatoprost generic, safe and FDA approved?
A: Yes, Bimatoprost is generic, safe and FDA approved.
Q: Is Bimatoprost a beta blocker?
A: Bimatoprost is not a beta blocker.
Q: Does Bimatoprost grow/regrow hair/eyebrows/eyelashes?
A: Yes, Bimatoprost can grow/regrow hair, eyebrows or eyelashes.
Q: Is Timolol eye drops a beta blocker/selective beta blocker/steroid/generic/antibiotic?
A: Timolol eye drops is a beta blocker. It is not a selective beta blocker/steroid/generic/antibiotic.
Q: Is Timolol eye drops preservative free?
A: The timolol eye drops is preservative free
Q: Is Timolol eye drops the same as timoptic or cosopt?
A: Timoptic and copsopt are brand names of the eye drops containing Timolol eye drops.
Q: Does Timolol eye drops contain sulfa? Does it need to be refrigerated?
A: Timolol should not be used by patients allergic to sulfa drugs. The timolol containing eye drops should not be refrigerated.
Q: Does timolol lower blood pressure? Does it stop growth of hemangiomas?
A: Timolol eye drops is used to lower blood pressure. It may be used to stop growth of hemangiomas (only after prescription from the doctor).
Q: Does timolol cause weight gain/hair loss/ miosis/make eyelashes grow/ cause dry eyes/slow heart rate?
A: Timolol eye drops does not make eyelashes grow. It is a blood pressure lowering medication. It is not known to cause weight gain/hair loss/miosis. It may cause dry eyes/slow heart rate as a side effect. If any side effects of the drug are observed then one should inform the doctor immediately.
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