CAREPROST contains Bimatoprost which belongs to a group of medicines known as prostamides. It is an anti-glaucoma preparation, used to reduce high pressure in the eye.
It may be used on its own or with other drops called beta-blockers which also reduce pressure. Eyes contain a clear, watery liquid that feeds the inside of the eye.
Liquid is frequently being drained out of the eye and new liquid is made to replace this. If the liquid cannot drain out quickly, the pressure inside the eye builds up. Remove the contact lenses before applying this medicine.
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has directed you. This medicine should only be applied to the eye. This medicine may cause your eyelashes to darken and grow and cause the skin around the eyelid to darken too.
The colour of your iris may become darker over time. These changes may be permanent. Consult your doctor for advice. It is not recommended for children and adolescents under the age of 18 years.
Eye Drop is a medicine used to reduce pressure in the eyes in adults with glaucoma and high pressure in the eye. If the pressure in your eye is too high it can damage your sight, potentially leading to blindness. It works by helping fluid flow from inside the eye into the blood.
Eye Drop is suitable for adults and children and can be used by itself or in combination with other eye medicines to reduce pressure.
Follow the instructions given by your doctor and use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit. If you stop using it, pressure in the eye could increase and damage your sight.
Never use a bottle if the seal is broken before you use it for the first time. Make sure you remove contact lenses if you wear them and wait for at least 15 minutes before putting them back.
The most common side effects of this medicine include conjunctival hyperemia and eye itching. If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor.
They may be able to tell you ways of reducing or preventing some side effects or suggest another treatment. If your vision is blurred or you have other changes in sight for a time, do not drive until your vision is clear. This is usually a short term side effect. Read more: careprost eye drops
BENEFITS OF CAREPROST OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION
In Ocular hypertension
USES OF CAREPROST:
Reduce pressure in the eyes in adults with glaucoma
HOW CAREPROST WORKS:
CAREPROST works by increasing the amount of liquid that is drained which reduces the pressure inside the eye. If the high pressure is not reduced, it could lead to a disease called glaucoma and eventually damage your sight.
It reduces intraocular pressure (IOP) in humans by causing an increase in outflow of the aqueous humor via the trabecular meshwork and uveoscleral pathways.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has directed you. This medicine should only be applied to the eye. The recommended dose is one drop in the evening, once daily in each eye. Do not use more than once a day as the effectiveness of treatment may be reduced.
Careprost Eye Drops 3 ml contains an ophthalmic medication called bimatoprost is used to treat raised /increased pressure in the eye.
It may lead to an illness called glaucoma. Eye Drops 3 ml is used alone or in combination with other drugs. Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the optic nerve is damaged. This damaged nerve leads to an increase in eye pressure abnormally.
Eye Drops 3 ml contains Bimatoprost, which is a prostaglandin analogue. It is primarily used in treating high pressure of the eye.
It works by increasing the production of aqueous humor (fluid in the eye) and reducing eye pressure. As the increased pressure can lead to a disease called glaucoma.
If the pressure is too high, it can also lead to loss of sight. Eye Drops 3 ml should be put only in the infected eye, and contact with the normal eye should be avoided.
Careprost Eye Drops 3 ml is for external use only. Before using it, break the seal and wash your hands to avoid any infection.
If you wear contact lenses or wearing them, remove it before using Eye Drops 3 ml, and you can put it back 15 minutes after using Eye Drops 3 ml.
You may experience eye itching, conjunctival hyperemia (inflammation in the eye) in some cases. Most of these side effects of Eye Drops 3 ml are temporary, do not require medical attention, and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
Put Careprost Eye Drops 3 ml only if the doctor prescribes you. Never encourage self-medication or suggest your medicine to someone else.
You should not stop taking Eye Drops 3 ml suddenly as it may increase eye pressure. Do not take Eye Drops 3 ml if you are allergic to sulphonamides or have a severe kidney problem or liver disease.
Check with your doctor before starting Eye Drops 3 ml if you have dry eyes, and cornea problem. Also, Careprost Eye Drops 3 ml does not stop Eye Drops 3 ml abruptly as it may lead to severe side-effects. Do not take any other eye medication with Eye Drops 3 ml, without consulting your doctor.
SIDE EFFECTS OF CAREPROST EYE DROPS 3ML:
Longer eyelashes, slight redness and itchiness in eye
Dry, burning eyes
Eye pain, tearing or irritation
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS:
Rinse your eyes with preservative-free saline water or apply a cold, wet washcloth.Dont rub your eyes often.
Feeling sick (nausea) or indigestion:
Stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy foods.
Drowsiness or dizziness:
Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.
Alcohol is not known to cause any unpleasant side effects if taken along with Careprost Eye Drops 3 ml. But intake of alcohol with Careprost Eye Drops 3 ml may damage your liver. So intake of Eye Drops 3 ml should be avoided with Eye Drops 3 ml.
Careprost Eye Drops 3 ml is a pregnancy Category C medicine. It may affect pregnant women or fetus. Hence, the intake of Eye Drops 3 ml should be avoided if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant as it may harm the baby.
Careprost Eye Drops 3 ml is excreted in human milk. But the amount of Eye Drops 3 ml absorbed by the nursing infant is unknown. So, it should not be taken while breastfeeding.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Careprost Eye Drops 3 ml can affect alertness and coordination. So, operating machinery which requires concentration should be avoided.
Careprost Eye Drops 3 ml to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.
Eye Drops 3 ml to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.
Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other eye drops.
Drug : Bimatoprost
Pharmacological Category : Prostaglandin
Therapeutic Indication :
Dosage Forms : Eye drops
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
FAQs ABOUT CAREPROST:
Q: Can I use other eye drops along with CAREPROST?
A: If you have to use other eye drops, wait for at least 5 minutes before using them. You should inform your doctor if you are using any other medicine too as it may interfere with this medicine.
Q: Why should contact lenses be removed before applying CAREPROST?
A: It is recommended to remove the contact lenses before applying this medicine. It contains benzalkonium chloride which may get absorbed by the contact lenses and discolor them. The contact lenses can be re-inserted 15 minutes after you have applied the medicine.
Q: What is CAREPROST used for?
A: It is used to treat certain diseases of the eye like open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension which occurs in many people as they grow older.