- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Lumigan* used for?
Generic for Lumigan* (Bimatoprost) is used to lower high pressure inside the eyes, which can be caused by glaucoma, intraocular hypertension, or other eye diseases. By treating high eye pressure, blindness and visual field loss can be prevented. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Lumigan*?
The dosage of Generic for Lumigan* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Generic for Lumigan* is usually recommended to be used once a day in the evening. This eye drops should be administered at the same time each day. While applying eye drops, tilt your head back, pull down the lower eyelid and instill one drop into the eye. Close your eyes for one to two minutes. Then gently press your finger at the corner of your eyes to prevent the drops from being draining out.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Lumigan*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Generic for Lumigan* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Lumigan*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If overdose of Lumigan* is suspected, flush your eyes with warm water immediately. Seek medical attention as soon as possible.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Lumigan*?
It may be noted that drug other than that listed above may also interact with Generic for Lumigan*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Lumigan*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Lumigan*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Lumigan* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Lumigan* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Lumigan* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Lumigan* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Lumigan* can cause side effects such as weakness, eye irritation, headache, dry eyes, burning eyes, itching or stinging in the eye, and swelling of the eyelids. Some of the serious side effects of this medicine are increased tearing, blurred vision, eye pain, respiratory infections, cataract, and eye discharge. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are applying Generic for Lumigan*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Lumigan*?
Is it possible for me to apply Generic for Lumigan* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Generic for Lumigan*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Lumigan*?
How will Generic for Lumigan* work in my body?
How should Generic for Lumigan* be applied?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Lumigan* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Lumigan* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.
Generic for Lumigan* can be absorbed by contact lenses. Hence, before using the eye drops, contact lenses need to be removed and it can be reinserted after 15 minutes. You need to leave a 5-minute interval between the use of Generic for Lumigan* and another eye medication. Generic for Lumigan* may temporarily cause blurred vision. Hence, immediately after application of this eye drops, do not drive or operate machinery.
It should not be used during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Also, it should not be used if the patient is allergic to bimatoprost, benzalkonium chloride, sodium chloride, and hydrochloric acid. This eye drops may be harmful if swallowed. It should not be used after four weeks of opening. Regular eye examinations are advised while using this medicine. To avoid contamination and eye infection, do not let the dropper touch your eye, face, or fingers.