Compare Lumigan vs. Pilocarpine

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Lumigan
(bimatoprost)

Salagen
(pilocarpine)

Controls glaucoma and pressure in your eyes. An effective control of high pressure in the eye. Lowering eye pressure back to normal can prevent the onset of glaucoma.lowers eye pressure A very effective first line treatment for increased eye pressure. Lowering eye pressure back to normal may prevent the onset of glaucoma.
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Side effects
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We haven’t found good data for Lumigan side effects.

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How it works
LumiganPilocarpine
Lumigan (Bimatoprost) reduces pressure inside the eye, which is a cause of glaucoma, and can lead to blindness if not corrected.pilocarpine increases the flow of fluids out of the inner eye.
Type of medication
LumiganPilocarpine
Available as
LumiganPilocarpine
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Used for
LumiganPilocarpine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Head And Neck Cancer Radiation Induced Xerostomia Raised Intraocular Pressure Sjogrens Syndrome Xerostomia
Risk factors for serious side effects
LumiganPilocarpine
  • Replacing contact lenses to soon
  • Long term use
Detailed Lumigan (bimatoprost) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Upsides and benefits
    LumiganPilocarpine
    • Easy to use, with one drop daily in the evening.
    • Can use with other eye drops, if needed for better results.
    • Available as a generic, which is cheaper.
    • pilocarpine is often used with other drugs to control eye pressure.
    Downsides and risks
    LumiganPilocarpine
    • Can cause your eye and eyelashes to appear more brown, regardless of their original color.
    • Can increase the length, thickness and number of eyelashes.
    • Available as a generic, which is cheaper.
    • pilocarpine causes the pupil of the eye to become smaller, and may cause dim vision, especially at night, therefore driving at night may be impaired.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    LumiganPilocarpine
    • Wash your hands before putting drops in your eyes.
    • Don’t touch the dropper tip to your eye or hands.
    • If you wear contacts, take them out first and wait 15 minutes after you use the dropper before you replace them.
    • After putting the drop in your eye, press one finger to the inner corner and press lightly for 1 minute.
    • If you use another eye drop, wait 5 minutes between drops.
    • Wash hands before putting drops in eyes.
    • Do not touch the dropper tip to your eye or hands.
    • If you wear contacts remove them and wait 15 minutes, after putting the drop in eye, to replace them.
    • After instilling drops in the eye, press one finger to the inner corner of eye, by the nose, and press lightly for 1 minute.
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