Lumigan

(bimatoprost)

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Lowers eye pressure.

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Lumigan (bimatoprost) is an effective first-line treatment for high eye pressure, but it might cause changes to your eyelashes and eye color.

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Quick facts about Lumigan
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (bimatoprost)

Upsides

  • Good at lowering eye pressure to help with glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
  • You only have to take Lumigan (bimatoprost) once a day.
  • Available as a generic.
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Downsides

  • Can permanently change the color of your eyes and eyelids.
  • Can darken and increase the length, thickness, and number of eyelashes.
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How it works

Lumigan (bimatoprost) is a prostaglandin analog. It increases fluid drainage from the eye, which lowers eye pressure and helps prevent blindness.

Quick facts about Lumigan
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (bimatoprost)

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Dosage forms

  • Eye drops
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What to expect when you take Lumigan (bimatoprost) for Glaucoma or ocular hypertension

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  • Possible side effects
  • Red eyes
  • Darker eyelids
  • Itchy eyes
  • Eyelash growth
  • Inflamed, sensitive eyes
  • Eye irritation
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Side effect rates for Lumigan (bimatoprost)

  • Red eyes
    31%31%
  • Swollen eyes
    3%3%
  • Bleeding on the eye
    3%3%
  • Eye irritation
    3%3%
  • Eye pain
    3%3%
  • Itchy eyes
    3%3%
  • Swollen red eyelids
    3%3%
  • Itchy eyelids
    3%3%
  • Eyelash growth
    3%3%
  • More eyelashes
    3%3%
  • Inflamed, sensitive eyes
    3%3%
  • Darker eyelids
    3%3%
  • Blurry vision
    3%3%
  • Worse vision
    3%3%
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Risks and Warnings for Lumigan (bimatoprost)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Long-term use of Lumigan (bimatoprost)

    Your eye color and eyelids can get darker, and your eye color might even turn brown permanently. The change in eye color starts at the center of the pupil and spreads outward, but you might not notice for months to years.