Lumigan 0.01% Ophthalmic Solution

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Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Introduction

Lumigan 0.01% Ophthalmic Solution 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.

Lumigan 0.01% Ophthalmic Solution 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.

Uses of Lumigan Ophthalmic Solution

Benefits of Lumigan Ophthalmic Solution

In Ocular hypertension

Lumigan 0.01% Ophthalmic Solution belongs to a group of medicines called prostaglandin analogue. It is used to reduce pressure in your eyes. It increases the flow of fluid from inside the eye into the bloodstream thereby lowering the increased eye pressure. If the pressure in your eye is too high, it can damage your sight. Take it regularly as prescribed by your doctor. If you stop taking it, the pressure in your eye will not be controlled.

In Glaucoma

Lumigan 0.01% Ophthalmic Solution helps reduce pressure in your eyes (ocular hypertension) that can lead to an illness called glaucoma. It may be used alone or with other eye drops. Do not use it too often as that can make it less effective. You should only use it in the affected eye and take it regularly as prescribed by your doctor. If you stop taking it, the pressure in your eye will not be controlled. This could lead to a loss of sight.

Side effects of Lumigan Ophthalmic Solution

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Lumigan

  • Conjunctival hyperemia
  • Eye itching

How to use Lumigan Ophthalmic Solution

This medicine is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Lumigan Ophthalmic Solution works

Lumigan 0.01% Ophthalmic Solution is a prostaglandin analogue. It works by increasing the outflow of aqueous humor, thereby lowering the increased eye pressure.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lumigan 0.01% Ophthalmic Solution may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lumigan 0.01% Ophthalmic Solution is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
To reduce the amount of Lumigan 0.01% Ophthalmic Solution that reaches the breastmilk, place pressure over the corner of the eye for 1 minute or more, then remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.
Driving
UNSAFE
Lumigan 0.01% Ophthalmic Solution may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Lumigan Ophthalmic Solution?

If you miss a dose of Lumigan 0.01% Ophthalmic Solution, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Lumigan 0.01% Ophthalmic Solution helps lower high pressure in the eye and reduces the risk of vision loss.
  • For best results, put one drop once a day in the evening/night in the affected eye(s).
  • Lumigan 0.01% Ophthalmic Solution may cause brown pigmentation of the iris. This discoloration may be permanent.
  • Your eyelashes may become more dense and eyelid skin may darken. These changes should disappear after discontinuing Lumigan 0.01% Ophthalmic Solution.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute, immediately after instilling the drop.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Prostaglandin analogue
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL
Action Class
PG F2 Alpha analogue

Patient concerns

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Doctor advised for medication for glaucoma suspect only because eye pressure is 22 but all other tests are normal.medicine , 9 pm drops is prescribed. Please advice
Dr. Vishal Arora
Ophthalmology
Ocular hypertension can lead to glaucoma eventually. Continue the drops
I have been taking Timolet OD drops everyday for the last three months to help with high ocular pressure. Lately I have been feeling opaqueness in vision.
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
Visit glaucoma specialist for eye examination
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FAQs

Q. What happens if I stop using Lumigan 0.01% Ophthalmic Solution?

If you stop using Lumigan 0.01% Ophthalmic Solution, the eyelashes may return to their previous appearance after several weeks or months. In case you have developed any eyelid skin darkening, it may reverse after several weeks or months. However, any change in the color of the iris is permanent and will not reverse.

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No.3, Kasturba Road, Level 2, Prestige Obelisk, Bangalore – 560 001., KARNATAKA, INDIA
Country of origin: Ireland

Expires on or after: May, 2022

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